Market volatility represents the natural ebb and flow of an investment’s worth. Over time, solid investments increase in value. However, it’s usually not a steady uphill climb. Some analysts describe the phenomenon as a yo-yo on an upgoing escalator. Due to market forces, a good investment’s worth can dip temporarily, sometimes for prolonged periods of time. In other instances, its value can rise drastically in a short timeframe. The broader market often undergoes similar fluctuations, or periods of volatility.
- Are there investments that can protect me in a market Crash? Absolutely.
- Are there investments that can protect me from inflation? Most definitely.
- Do I have to invest in the stock market? It may surprise you, but not necessarily. You do in fact have viable alternatives.