Where's the free lunch in a market selloff?

A strategist coaches investors on how to deal with a dramatic turn in stocks.

Summary: Risk tolerance is not necessarily tied to age and time horizon, so know what you can stomach. Market timing is a dangerous game and individual investors should be price-sensitive buyers and sellers instead. Adding to underperforming asset classes and trimming those that outperform can be a challenge as it goes against our emotions.

Key take-out: Neither panic nor greed is an investment strategy. Think longer term, stick to a strategic asset allocation plan and remember to diversify and rebalance.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Strategy.

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