Market volatility is normal
Don't let short-term market events drive long-term investment decisions.
Market fluctuations are inevitable. Despite historical events that have shaken markets over the past 30-plus years, the stock market has continued to rise over time.
Over time, the market has grown through challenging events*
It's important to remember that when these moments of volatility arise, keeping a long-term perspective is vital. For example, historically, the US stock market has finished with a gain on only 53% of single trading days.* However, looking at full calendar years, the stock market has been up 73% of years over this same timeframe.*
We believe that patient investors are often rewarded when they stick with their investment strategy. By staying invested through periods of market volatility, investors have ultimately seen their portfolios grow over the long term.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
Optional investment management services provided for a fee through Fidelity Personal and Workplace Advisors LLC (FPWA), a registered investment adviser and a Fidelity Investments company. Discretionary portfolio management provided by its affiliate, Strategic Advisers LLC, a registered investment adviser. These services are provided for a fee.
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