This is exactly what it means. When those stocks you purchased at a lower price head back up again, you make money. If you panic and sell low and get out of the market, you lose money. Think about it, would you unbuckle your seatbelt and jump off a coaster in the middle of the ride? It’s best to stay buckled in.
Second: Set Yourself Up to Enjoy the Ride
Get yourself in the right state of mind. You know the markets fluctuate so be prepared for that. Stay focused on your investing goals. Don’t pay attention to the doomsday sayers in the media. Be sure your portfolio is diversified and meets your tolerance for risk. Diversification in your portfolio is critical when markets are volatile. The old saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” applies here. By spreading your investments out across a wide range of assets, you will reduce your investment risks.
Third: Seek Help from a Professional
If you feel ill, you go to the doctor. If you’re car is making odd noises, you go see your mechanic. If you have a difficult time weathering the ups and downs of the market see your financial coach. He/she can go over your financial plan and help you weather the storm. Mark Matson CEO and Founder of Matson Money put it like this: