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Recent Market Volatility

The old saying goes that the only thing that is certain is death and taxes.  While this may be true, I’d like to add an additional “truth”:

  • If you are going to invest, you are going to experience volatility

I would venture to wager that 99.9% of the people that read these words will respond with an “of course” and an “I can handle that”.  And yet, this past week when the market headed south just a bit, I started receiving phone calls and emails.  To go along with that, the mainstream media painted a picture that the end of the world was near.  PLEASE!

Volatility is EXACTLY the reason that we are able to capitalize financially on the stock market.  It is also the reason that we MUST be disciplined if we wish to capture the market returns that are available

Click on the graph below as it does a great job of explaining this.  Take a look and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions after doing so.

Enjoy the read and remember, it’s NOT about the money.  It’s about how the money supports your goals!

At F5 Financial Planning we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance.  We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them.  And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.

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Curt Stowers

Curt Stowers

Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.