Principle #7: Staying Invested Matters - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
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PRINCIPLE #7: STAYING INVESTED MATTERS

WHEN PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT, INVESTING SHOULD BE A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT

To make it through the finish line, investors should stay focused on the long run. Let’s team up to create a stronger portfolio.

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Time, diversification and the volatility of returns

Good things come to those who wait

While markets can always have a bad day, week, month or even year, history suggests investors are less likely to suffer losses over longer periods.

This chart illustrates the concept. While one-year stock returns have varied widely since 1950 (+47% to -39%), a blend of stocks and bonds has not suffered a negative return over any five-year rolling period in the past 67 years.

Important disclaimer: Investors should not necessarily expect the same rates of return in the future as we have seen in the past, particularly from bonds, which are starting with very low yields today

 

 

 

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Diversification does not guarantee investment returns and does not eliminate the risk of loss. Diversification among investment options and asset classes may help to reduce overall volatility.