In June 2022, the S&P 500 entered Bear Market territory for the third time since the year 2000.
One of the best ways to learn about managing your
portfolio during a Bear Market can be by looking at
how previous market downturns played out.
Let’s follow the bears, shall we?
Sold it all
Full panic: Sold all investments on Dec. 31, 2008. Used proceeds to buy GICs on Jan. 1, 2009
Stopped monthly contributions
Stopped contributing regularly: After Dec. 31, 2008 no monthly contributions were made
Reduced amount of monthly contributions
Contributed less per month: After Dec. 31, 2008 contributed $50 instead of $100 per month
Kept investing the same amount of $100 per month
Staying invested and making regular contributions can pay off in the long term
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