Kiplinger

When the Market Wobbles, Replace Panic with a Plan

Panic is not a pretty emotion -- and it can be especially detrimental when it comes to investing.

Indeed, financial experts often warn that the biggest threat to your retirement savings isn't necessarily volatility but how and when you react to the market's inevitable fluctuations.

Yet, we've all become so accustomed to the seemingly unending upward movement in the stock market that it's a little unnerving to watch it wobble. Who wants to be reminded that what goes up must come down and that pullbacks of 5% to 10%

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Kiplinger

Kiplinger1 min read
Are Social Security Offices Closed on Memorial Day?
Need to replace the Social Security card you lost over the holiday weekend? If your plan is to head to your local Social Security field office first thing Monday morning to get a replacement card, save yourself a wasted trip. Social Security offices
Kiplinger8 min read
10 Small-Cap Growth Stocks Analysts Love the Most
Investors who can stomach more risk stand to reap greater rewards. That's where small-cap growth stocks come in, and they just might deserve a place in your buy-and-hold portfolio. Research shows that growth stocks with small market capitalizations -
Kiplinger18 min read
20 More Best Stocks to Buy That You Haven’t Heard Of
The best stocks aren't always going to be the most familiar. But sometimes, investors confuse the two. Recognizability is a powerful thing - so much so that investors occasionally make the mistake of trusting that familiarity more than a company's un