It’s natural to think about pulling your money out of the stock market during a rough patch. But that would be short-term thinking. Staying in the market will help you participate in future gains and keep you on target for your goals. As this chart shows, missing out on market upswings can have a devastating impact on your long-term earnings.
The cost of being out of the market
Performance of a $10,000 investment between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2017
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.