5 Survival Tips for the Bear Market

It’s been a painful year for investors, but focusing on the long term and implementing constructive actions can help weather the turbulence.

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Investors are understandably frustrated by a miserable year in which stocks are in a bear market and bonds have provided no relief. It is hard not to be pessimistic given the long list of concerns that dominate the market outlook – most notably inflation, central bank policy and war in Ukraine. Despite this painful year for investors, it is important to maintain a long-term perspective while taking constructive actions that will help in navigating a bear market.

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Daniel Kern, CFA®, CFP®
Chief Investment Officer, Nixon Peabody Trust Company

Daniel S. Kern, CFA®, CFP®, chief investment officer of Nixon Peabody Trust Company, is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment process, research activities and portfolio strategy. He previously was the managing director and chief investment officer of TFC Financial Management. Earlier in his career, Dan was head of asset allocation at Charles Schwab Investment Management and managed global and international equity portfolios for Montgomery Asset Management. He is a contributor to TheStreet.com and ThinkAdvisor.com and a regular guest on Bloomberg’s Baystate Business and TD Ameritrade Network.