If the recent US stock market gyrations have your head spinning, you’re not alone. With major indices swinging up and down daily, it’s easy to understand why investors might be feeling a bit seasick.
Three thoughts that might help:
If all this sounds rather familiar and you’re not especially concerned about the market’s fluctuations, I say: thanks for reading.
Don’t let turbulence distract you: keep your focus on the longer term.
Notes: Intraday volatility is calculated as daily range of trading prices [(high-low)/opening price] for the S&P 500 Index.
Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Greg Davis offers perspective on recent market movements.
Sources: Vanguard calculations, using data from Bloomberg.
15 January 2019
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