Examining the Current Volatility with Historical Data

The latest market volatility can make the most confident investor question their next move. Chief Investment Strategist Bill Greiner takes a look back at the market’s volatility and concludes that the U.S. stock market has given investors positive returns in 75 percent of the years since 1951. Additionally, it is odd for the stock market to generate negative returns two straight years in a row (18 percent of observations). He recommends constructing a plan and if a further correction occurs, having a plan can take some of the emotion out of reactions to lower prices. We agree and believe in the end that the correction creates an opportunity to invest in the market at a discount.