February Market Insights
Concerns about stubborn inflation weigh on markets in February
What it means for you
It is anyone’s guess as to whether and when the Fed will be able to bring inflation under control without causing a recession. That means continued uncertainty in bond and stock markets, so you should stick to a long-term strategy rather than make portfolio changes based on short-term market movements.
In the end, although past performance is no guarantee of future results, history suggests that a well-diversified portfolio will grow over the span of several years, even if there are large economic and market dips along the way.
An index is a portfolio of specific securities (common examples are the S&P, DJIA, NASDAQ), the performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of certain asset classes. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
Diversification does not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a diversified portfolio will outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
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