For new investors, a stock market crash can be a frightening experience. In the past few days, there were a lot of gloom and doom talk about the stock market that closed 13,265.47 on Friday, July 27 off the record high of 14,000.41 sets on Thursday, July 19 — a 9.47% drop in 6 days! If you are new to investing, or just invest for the short-term, this is a scary drop. You may begin to think that stock market is like a roller coaster ride — a gamble at best. Here’s what the past 5 days look like:
But one nice thing about roller coaster is that you will be safe as long as you are buckled in and hang on tight. But if you try to jump off in the middle of the ride, that’s when you will hit the bucket. Now, take a look at the stock market from 1950, and see if it’s really that gloomy.
Would you believe that the chart includes at least 12 Bear markets*:
If history is any indication, investors are wise to hang on tight. I am using some of my reserve money to buy a few funds. Why not? Everything is on sale!
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