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October 11, 2018 - Articles
Market Downturn is Short-Term Noise

The U.S. stock market has declined for six straight days. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% on Wednesday – its largest single day drop since February 2018. By market close today it had dipped a further 2.06%. Stocks also fell in Canada and in markets across the globe.

The backdrop to this short-term trading is still dominated by deepening U.S.-China tensions and a surge in volatility for stock and bond markets. As long-term investors, we are focused on the objectives of our portfolios and are tuning out the noise.

Read on to understand:

  • why market downturns are normal
  • how we protect investors’ portfolios
  • what to keep in mind through all the noise

If you have questions, we encourage you to speak to your Advisor or speak to one of ours today.