I decided not to send an e-newsletter in the first quarter of 2019. I wanted to wait until the second quarter to gain some perspective on where the markets are. Sure enough, as I write this, the markets are up again despite the December 2018 meltdown. You may pay close attention to the markets and you may not. It really shouldn't matter to you with a defined financial plan in place. One of our core fundamental investment beliefs, at Sean Peach Financial, is that you cannot successfully time the markets in today's investing environment. Stephen Rogers, an Investment Strategist, says, "Time in the market, not timing the market, is what builds wealth."
With this in mind, here is what you can do to safeguard your future: 1. Develop a comprehensive financial plan and investment policy that ties your investments to your financial planning goals. 2. Follow a proven process to help you navigate through market challenges. That's where The "Wellthy" Process comes into play. 3. Leave the emotion out of it. Instinctual human behaviour can be detrimental to your plan and future. Especially if you let your emotions dictate your decisions. 4. Remember that the markets go up and down. That is a historical fact and they will continue to do so. Trying to time them is risky business for your portfolio and future. For more information, please click here to read about 5 Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Markets. If you feel like you are not doing all that you can do to safeguard your future, please do not hesitate to connect.