The Stock Market Is Off to Its Best Start in 32 Years


The stock market performed poorly toward the end of 2018. But so far this year, it’s performing well, and has gone up by 14 percent. It’s an important reminder of why it’s critical to spend time in the market, instead of trying to time the market. Listen to Ric Edelman explain how to maintain a long-term perspective.

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.