Best Advice We’ve Heard?

March 11, 2020 | posted in: Blog, Employee Education | by

Best advice we’ve heard for dealing with the current situation: “Wash your hands. Ignore the markets. Don’t touch your face. And don’t touch your stocks.” Read more from Annie Lowrey here.

What should you do with your 401(k)? Don’t panic!

March 9, 2020 | posted in: Blog, Employee Education | by

The news has been unsettling, and the markets have been volatile.  But if you’re a long-term investor, what should you do with a 401(k), IRA or 529 savings plan for your kids’ college tuition?  Stay the course.  Read more about why from Paul R. La Monica here.

Putting Mind Over Matter

May 21, 2019 | posted in: Blog, Employee Education | by

Do investors rely on emotion when investing?  Many behavioral and psychologists believe they do.  Click here to learn what motivates us, and how to manage your emotions when it comes to investing to weather invevitable financial storms that may arise.

Tips for Handling Market Volatility

February 6, 2019 | posted in: Blog, Employee Education | by

Have you ever noticed that when your funds have been doing poorly, you experience a more intense level of displeasure compared to the level of pleasure you feel when they are doing better?  Don’t worry – you’re not alone!  This is a psychological effect known as loss aversion, and it’s believed to be hard-wired into our brains.

The best way to respond to these emotional swings is to try to take emotion out of the equation altogether. Historically, over long periods, markets have moved up, though not in a straight line. It’s that long historic sweep that you should focus on, not short-term movements.

You should also pay attention to the things you can control in investing and ignore what you cannot change. Click here for a few tips to keep in mind.