By: Bill and Cindi Porter, AILERON INVESTMENT ADVISORS
Q: Is it wise to get out of the stock market given the recent vitality?
A: Probably not. Warren Buffet once famously said, “It is wise for investors to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”
Buffet is putting his money (Berkshire Hathaway’s) where his mouth is. In the past couple of months while the market has been lowering its price for shares – he is buying – tens of billions in stocks. Given that the market has always recovered from setbacks and gone on to reach record highs, and while many people are fearful, he is being (as he puts it) greedy.
History has been very informative on this topic. If you had tried to get in, and out, and back in the stock market based upon your comfort zone, your investment results would have been very different. Consider this.
If you had invested $10,000 on January 1, 2002, in the S&P 500 index and let it stay invested the entire time your account would have grown to $61,324 on December 31, 2021.
If instead you had jumped in and out of the market and missed the 10 best days over that 20 years, your account would have only grown to $28,095. If you missed the best 20 days, you would have gained only $16,706. If you missed the top 50 days you would have lost nearly half of your investment ($5,132.)
Investing in the stock market is a long-term investment spread out over many years. You need to be invested when the big jumps occur unexpectedly. Finally, where you invest in the stock market also matters. There are 11 sectors in the S&P 500. Ten are down for the year so far, but energy is up 58.66%.
It is a good time to visit with your advisor to ensure you are on track with your goals.
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