Timely Tips for Investors to Deal with Today’s Worst Challenges

When it comes to your retirement savings, in unpredictable times it’s good to have a few well-respected investing rules of thumb to fall back on for reassurance.

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Investors are facing two significant challenges right now: stock market volatility and high inflation. For instance, the Dow recently saw its worst daily percentage drop since October 2020, falling almost 1,000 points, or 2.8%, on April 22. And inflation spiked to 8.5% in March, the highest it has been in 40 years.

To help investors navigate these challenges and make informed decisions regarding their portfolios, Janus Henderson is pleased to offer the following time-tested tips.


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Matthew Sommer, Ph.D. CFA®
Head of Defined Contribution and Wealth Adviser Services, Janus Henderson Investors

Matt Sommer is the Head of Janus Henderson Investors’ Defined Contribution and Wealth Adviser Services Team. He serves as Janus Henderson’s lead behavioral finance researcher and wealth strategist. Prior to joining Janus in 2010, Dr. Sommer spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and its predecessors, Citi Global Wealth Management and Smith Barney, during which time his roles included director of financial planning and director of retirement planning.