Staying the course really matters

Truman Slate


Karin Risi: When you have steep losses like this, clients—some of them—are questioning whether they should go to cash.

Tim Buckley: Bad idea.

Karin: It’s a bad idea. We know this, right? So what we also know is that time and time again, no matter what the root cause of the market uncertainty or volatility is, investors tend to think that if they move to cash they’ll be safer. And it does prevent short-term volatility and movement in your portfolio if you move everything to cash. Of course it does.

Tim: But you miss out on the growth in the future.

Karin: That’s exactly right. And we see it. We’ve seen it even recently. We have a great illustration that shows this just from the last couple of weeks. If you think about the fact that from about mid-February to March 23, in fact, Monday, March 23.

Tim: Not

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