Our perspective on markets and recent events.
What is market volatility?
Market volatility refers to fluctuations in the price of investments. In times of economic stress, markets tend to be more volatile, and you might see some big ups and downs.
Selling investments during times of market volatility is likely to do more harm than good because you could be locking in losses—and derailing your financial plans.
Making decisions in the heat of the moment rarely goes well. Instead, figure out your approach to market volatility—and stick to it.
Our advice on what to do.
The stock market goes up on average, over time. We believe that disciplined strategic investing is the best way to build wealth in the long run. An investor who focuses on timing the market has the greatest potential for losses. However, if you’re still worried, there are still some actions you can take.
Navigating Market Volatility
Volatile markets can cause investors to panic. Learn how Betterment helps you stay focused on your long-term goals.
An Investor's Guide To Market Volatility
Knowing what to do during a market downturn can be especially difficult in the moment. Here’s how to plan ahead.
How To Avoid Common Investor Mistakes
People often make financial decisions based on impulses and market shifts.