Bear Market Start May Offer a Strong Finish for Young Investors

by Christine S. Fahlund

Bear Market Start May Offer A Strong Finish For Young Investors Splash image

Would you rather start investing for retirement during a bull market or a bear market?

After the historically poor performance of equities in the last decade—marked by two ferocious bear markets with overall losses greater than any other time since the Great Depression—some young investors might be considering a reduction in—or total elimination of—-their exposure to stocks.

However, they may be surprised to learn that, in the past, such downturns have presented investors with rare opportunities to benefit from healthy future returns.

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Christine S. Fahlund , Ph.D. and CFP, is a senior financial planner and vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, an investment management firm based in Baltimore, Maryland.


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