What’s a Bear Market?

Volatility has continued in 2015 with stocks posting losses in January, which were recouped with a February rally. Meanwhile, bonds provided positive returns in January and a pullback in February. Net of this volatility, most portfolios have generated good returns to date for the year.

The attached article provides additional insight as to the importance of being prepared for inevitable additional volatility and supports many of the disciplines we invoke with each client.

Bear Market Investing
Oct. 19, 1987: Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange work frantically on a day the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6%.

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What’s a Bear Market?