8 Investing Lessons Learned from an Insane 2020

This crazy year has changed everything, but it’s also highlighted some classic investing lessons in new ways.

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While there are still several weeks left before we usher out the year 2020, there is no question that it has been one of the most challenging years in history. The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of people around the globe. The health challenges, deaths and overall disruption to our daily lives is unprecedented. There has also been civil unrest and a major political divide across the country not seen since the 1960s.

The stock market has also experienced a roller-coaster ride. This year investors have been through some of the most volatile trading sessions ever, as well as the shortest bear market in U.S. history.

These trying times are an opportunity for serious introspection. Below are some investing lessons that I’ve learned in 2020.

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Jonathan I. Shenkman
Associate Director - Investments, Oppenheimer and Co. Inc.

Jonathan Shenkman is a financial adviser, portfolio manager and the founder of the Shenkman Private Client Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. He is experienced in developing creative strategies that allow his clients to achieve their retirement, estate and philanthropic objectives.