Coping with Market Volatility: Avoid Rash Decisions

May 19, 2020 ​
Coping with Market Volatility: Avoid Rash Decisions

If you've been watching the market lately, perhaps the first question on your mind is, "Should I make a big change in my investments?" In reality, a volatile market isn't the best time to do a complete makeover of your portfolio, especially if you have long-term financial goals you're trying to address. Even if you feel that your portfolio needs adjusting, maintaining a firm grasp on your fundamental investment strategy can heIp you be more thoughtful about making any changes.

 

Think of each investment as a tool in your investing tool kit, and your asset allocation strategy as your blueprint. Some investments are generally designed to pursue long-term growth, others to provide income, and still others to represent stability. Each is valuable in its own way, but it doesn't make sense to use a hammer to remake your portfolio if what you really need is a screwdriver to make minor adjustments. Don't randomly abandon one investment for another unless you know its intended role in your portfolio, whether that role is still appropriate, and the pros and cons of any replacement you're considering.

 

Remember that diversification can help offset the risks of certain holdings with those of others. When one type of investment is losing ground, another may be gaining or holding steady.

 

Diversification and asset allocation cannot ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss, but they can help you understand and manage investment risk.

 

In these uncertain times, it's easy to let fear guide your decision making. But when it comes to your investments, a more rational outlook may be your strongest ally. Remember, we're here to help and to answer questions.

 

Although there is no assurance that working with a financial professional will improve investment results, a professional can evaluate your objectives and available resources and help you consider appropriate long-term financial strategies.

 

All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, and there is no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful.


 

As a member of Nusenda Credit Union, you have access to complimentary investment consultations with our CFS* Investment Services Registered Representatives. To book your complimentary consultation, call us at 505-872-5434 (800-347-2838 outside the Albuquerque area).

 

*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/ SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: Are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk, including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. Nusenda Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members.

 

Prepared by Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. Copyright 2020

Big bank services, small town attitude.

Nusenda Credit Union. The Power of WE®.



Learn More