It was only a few months back when the markets created some unrest in a lot of investors, especially ones approaching retirement or in retirement. The 4th Quarter of 2018 saw extreme volatility, and mostly the bad kind. Major indices erased the year’s gains, the Dow Jones was down 12%, S&P 500 down 14%, and the NASDAQ down over 16%!
Some panic stricken investors without a plan in place, or an advisor to guide them, fled for safety out of lack of any better option. Some rode out the storm and have since seen most of those losses recouped. The 1st quarter of 2019 is off to a fantastic start – in the first few months alone, the Dow is up over 10%, the S&P over 13%, and the NASDAQ over 17.2%!