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Market Downturn

Market lows are part of the path to higher long-term returns. But when the market is turbulent—or a crash occurs—what are an investor's next steps? Get the next steps you need in these articles.

How Disciplined Will You Be in the Next Downturn?

How Disciplined Will You Be in the Next Downturn?

Every investor should have a fire-drilled plan for the next market drop because anticipating your own behavior is part of what makes you a better investor.

How to Adjust Your Investments During Market Highs

How to Adjust Your Investments During Market Highs

Nervous about the stock market being at record highs? Instead of making short-sighted knee-jerk decisions, consider these five investing actions instead.

Brexit and Your Betterment Account: Why It’s Important to Keep Calm and Carry On

Brexit and Your Betterment Account: Why It’s Important to Keep Calm and Carry On

The Brexit vote ended with the U.K. electing to leave the European Union. As global markets react, Betterment continues to proactively manage your investments.

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Experiencing Short-Term Losses Is a Part of Long-Term Gains

Far from unusual, downturns are an integral part of even the highest returning investments.

How Betterment Helps Keep You on Track Through Tough Markets

Historical data suggests that customers who follow our advice will stay on track to reach their goals, even in a market downturn as bad as the 2008 crisis.

What to Do After a Market Drop

Seeing a market dip is scary. We feel it, too. But it’s important to remind yourself that market drops are an expected, unavoidable part of investing. You may want to take action, but remember: There are productive actions, but they don’t include changing course.

Advice for a Market Downturn: Have a Calm Heart and Clear Mind

Some financial pundits say a market correction is due. Here’s how to prepare yourself.

Smart, Yet Difficult: Doing Nothing in Market Downturns

What does a market dip mean for achieving your goals? Read these 4 lessons for help.

Keep Calm in Bad Markets

Keep Calm At Betterment, we advocate for the “set and forget” approach: Make decisions when you are most rational and stick to the plan no matter which way the market moves.

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