Don’t Be Knocked Off Balance by Recent Market Gyrations

The Dow decline on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, was the third-largest point drop ever. But on a percentage basis, that’s largely irrelevant for a balanced, long-term, goals-focused investor. That’s you, right?

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.