Managing volatility like a winding river
In the recent weeks we have seen the turbulence of the market heat up as the broader US markets gave up any positive returns they had for the year. We experienced our first technical “correction” since the late summer of 2011. Our office fielded many questions and concerns from you, our clients. As investment managers our primary focus is to protect the assets you have entrusted us with, and grow it according to the strategy we set forth with. Just like an expedition down a river we are your guide. At times the path is clear and we have smooth sailing. Then there are times like now when there is an unexpected bend in the river and we need all hands on deck for the unknown. What we do know is there are rewards for those who keep the disciplined strategy in mind. Here are five principles that can help you weather the storm and come through stronger than before: 1. Have a strategy 2. Be comfortable with your investments 3. Diversify 4. Don’t try to time the market 5. Invest regularly despite the market conditions.