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Staying Invested During Market Volatility Can Pay Off Over Time

Staying Invested During Market Volatility Can Pay Off Over Time

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

 

The cost of being out of the market

Source: Bloomberg. Returns are based on the S&P 500 Total Return Index.

Data is as of December 31, 2017. Analysis is based on the 2018 J.P. Morgan Guide to Retirement.

 

*On August 24, 2015, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 588 points. On August 26, it closed up 609 points.

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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.

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