Market uncertainty can be alarming, but it’s a normal part of any investor’s experience. When declines in the market push you past your comfort level, keep these core strategies in mind. They can help you stay focused on your goals, and the reasons you invested in the first place.
Understand market cycles
Knowing the four stages of a market cycle can help you maintain perspective during times of uncertainty.
Control your emotions
Feeling anxious about your investment performance? These principles can help you act rationally and make decisions that benefit you in the long run.
Avoid timing the market
Here’s why missing even a few of the best days in the market can impact your long-term success.
Know your risk tolerance
Your hunger for gains should match your comfort with temporary losses. Learn how to determine your tolerance for risk.
Set your goals
Having clearly defined, goal-oriented priorities, and a plan for sticking to them, is the best path for investing success.
Take advantage of dollar cost averaging
It’s a simple long-term strategy and a great way to take advantage of dips in the market. Find out how it works.
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