Four Reasons to Consider Staying Invested in a Down Market

Watching your investment accounts lose ground can be scary, but continuing to contribute despite a down market could potentially be beneficial in the long run.

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Your investment portfolio likely has seen better days than it did in 2022. The S&P 500 was down 19.4% at the end of the year, capping a year in which the stock market took a hit from recession fears, the Russia-Ukraine war, surging COVID-19 cases in China and interest rate hikes designed to curb inflation.

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Phil Cooper
Founder and CEO, 210 Financial

Phil Cooper is the founder, CEO and Financial Adviser of 210 Financial. He has spent over 25 years in multiple areas of the finance industry, including 19 as an Investment Adviser Representative, and 16 years running his own practice. Cooper passed both the Series 63 and 65 securities exams and holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies as well as an associate degree in electronic engineering.