Negative News ≠ Negative Markets
Scary headlines, recessions, and bear markets all have negative connotations and create fear in the minds of investors. Fear drives emotions, which can lead to investment mistakes. Moving out of the market at the wrong time can cause long-term damage to portfolio values.
News headlines tend to be sensationalized, trying to create a reaction. But bad news can provide some great investment opportunities. Below are six different major events over multiple decades and the subsequent 10-year annualized return of the US equity market
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