Stock markets have sold off this year, from what primarily looks like the fear around Russia invading Ukraine. There is also news of higher inflation (after decades of low inflation), as well as interest rates and some other headlines. Recently, the driving force seems to be Russia, however.
So far, what we’re seeing is a very normal type of pullback. As long-term investors, we need to expect downturns from time to time, and this is nothing outside of normal.
However, if this is giving you worry in any way, here are three questions to ask yourself:
Pete Dixon, CFP®
Partner and Advisor