The year is already half over, and one thing that remains certain is that the markets continue to twist and turn in even more new and unexpected ways.
The stops and starts, the lurches forward and backward, seem to be happening on a daily basis. It almost feels like market volatility is “the new norm.” In fact, according to the 2018 Market Perceptions Study from Allianz Life, more than a third – 35 percent – of Americans said they are comfortable with the current market conditions.
However, even while a third of Americans have grown comfortable with the ongoing volatility, a slightly higher percentage (37 percent) report that this volatility has made them anxious about their investments. These findings reflect a simmering anxiety that lies not too far underneath the surface of the American investment psyche.
Whether you’re acclimated to the current market conditions or feeling increasingly nervous, there are certain tips to help navigate these volatile times: