Podcast family gather round. Richard and Angela are back with another stock market reality check. As investors, many of us know that the stock market fluctuates daily. That’s just what it does. It can be a hard thing to wrap your head around when you have a well-diversified portfolio, and all you see is red – the charts show downtrends, and the news is screaming at you. First things first, turn off the dang news and stop following the trends. It’s a beautiful thing to have that diversified portfolio under your belt, especially when things turn around and all you see is green, literally, because you’ll end up coming out on top.

With all that being said, we understand it can be hard to put your emotions away and cope with market meltdowns. So, in this episode, we will give it to you straight and prove that there is absolutely no reason to fear a down day. We have some charts some historical facts, and we will share insights on:

  • How to make the most of a down market versus letting that type of market own you!
  • Changing your perspective to see a market decline as an opportunity.
  • Politics, because they have no bearing on long-term financial success. Never have and never will – at least that we know. How to not let your emotions get the best of you.

And more!

So, if you’re someone who is always anxious about the constant up and down or just can’t take the investment heat, it’s time to grab your headphones and take a walk with us. We promise you will feel A LOT better when you hear what we have to say. It’s time to stop losing money, so let’s get started!

P.S. Looking to meet with Richard or Angela at our office in Alamo, CA? Want to discuss more of what you heard in this episode? Wondering where the heck you need to get started or what all of this means for your retirement plans? Schedule a free 30-minute session and find the peace of mind you deserve for the rest of your life. You can also reach us by calling 925.736.6410 or sending an email to Info@APlaceOfPossibility.com.

“Instead of seeing this as something to be endured and something that’s really terrible, instead see it as a sale. We all get excited on black Friday, and we rush out into the stores to buy these things that have been ridiculously marked down. Think about the markets in the same way. ‘Oh, yay, a sale! What cash do I have hanging out on the sidelines that I could reallocate to take advantage of this sale?”

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A Glance at this Episode:

0:00 Introduction

2:22 Everything in this episode supports a well-diversified portfolio. Does yours pass the test? Listen now to find out.

3:01 Who are these tips NOT for? If you have crypto or have your investments concentrated in one or two stocks. Start listening for more.

3:45 We know it may not be what you want to hear, but first things first, market declines are expected! Here are the details.

5:44 News is the one big thing that hypes people up, don’t buy into it! Press play now, and let’s discuss.

7:29 Let’s put the declines in perspective. Here is our first chart for you – A History of Market Ups and Downs (1926-2020).

9:32 What if you want to try and time the market, get out before the crash, and then hop back in right after? Hint it doesn’t work, and you miss out on A LOT of money! $$$

13:24 Let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the more recent declines and what we could have done differently to come out ahead.

15:17 Still worried about declines? Check out this chart; Markets Have Rewarded Discipline. It might help change your mind.

16:47 Another item that causes fear is the political climate here in the US. We’ve got some strategies to help you overcome this too. 17:39 Meet our next set of data – Markets Have Rewarded Long-Term Investors Under a Variety of Presidents and  Hypothetical Growth of $1 Invested in the S&P 500 Index and Party Control of Congress.

18:45 Okay, folks, let’s talk capitalism for a moment. You can’t get rid of it. Let’s discuss!

21:58 As an investor, you may do everything right, but you still have to weather the storm and deal with your emotions. Don’t let them get in the way! And, we’ve got a chart for this too. 😉 >> Many Investors Follow Their Emotions.

23:21 Still feeling emotional? Listen in as we share our tips to help you turn them off!

29:45 Okay, at this point, we’ve given you every reason to believe we’re going to be okay, but maybe you’re still not buying it. Press play now to consider a few more thoughts.

31:32 Q&A: What do I do if I didn’t diversify and lost a lot of money in the stock market?

33:11 Not sure what a bear and a bull market is? Start listening now to find out.


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