It is common for the stock market to have declines during the year. I think the very calm and steady market of 2017 is still casting its rosy-colored hue onto our landscape of the capital markets. Rather, the corrections of February and October of this year are more the norm. If we evaluate the period from 1980 to 2017, the average intra-year decline has been -13.8%. Moreover, the market finished positive in 29 of those 38 years. For perspective, 2017 experienced a maximum decline of -3% throughout the year. In this regard, we were due for an increasing bout of volatility. In summary, the stock market has delivered returns above bonds and cash over the long-term. There are periods when stocks can experience turbulence. However, markets have a strong history of recovering from corrections. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Cory Nakamura CFA, CFP®
Chief Investment Strategist
Mosaic Pacific Investment Advisors | Honolulu, Hawaii
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