Statement shock stings. With the holidays behind us, we all start to consider 2019 and beyond.

And the balances in our retirement accounts…

Recent market volatility unnerves us. Is the longest bull market finally turning bearish?

As the Dow and S&P flirt with bear market performance, remember:

Volatility means downs and ups: The Dow posted its worst Christmas Eve ever. Days later, the Dow posted its biggest-ever daily point gain…followed by another steep decline yesterday.

Bear markets average 13 months. While statement shock hurts, we discuss bear markets in terms of months, not decades.

While evolution has preprogrammed us to fight or flee, sometimes, the answer is to hold our ground, especially when our objective is long-term gains for retirement, not quick profits tomorrow or next month.

Discuss your statement with us: We’re here for you, during good times and through volatility. We’ll help you evaluate your progress against your goals. Just give us a call at 877-692-6800.

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