Market Volatility

A look at our markets over the past 15 years reveals that the buy and hold strategy of leaving your money in the stock market has produced alarmingly volatile and minimal long term gains. Investors are concerned about Federal Reserve policy, sluggish economic growth and lackluster corporate earnings. The first 15 years of this century has seen the Dow only up 55%, the S&P a paltry 24% – and this at a time when both markets were trading at all-time highs.