Photo by: artct45If you’re between 20-40 years old, don’t do anything. Stay where you’re at, markets fluxuate. That is their nature and that should have been something you learned before you got it. If this is your first time hearing about it, don’t worry and more importantly, don’t run. Let the traders panic. That is their job. They’re pounding down 15 cups a coffee per day and enjoy the stress. Let them deal with it. You’re paying a person that the traders are relaying information to in your mutual funds. You’re 3rd tier on that – sit back and enjoy the cheap stocks you’re getting into.If you haven’t sold, you haven’t lost. Stick to your guns and don’t get scared out of the market, recessions happen. But they always come back. As long as you still have a job, you shouldn’t be worrying. If you HAVE lost your job, you should probably not be reading this blog, try this one.
Buy technology stocks and fund. They’ve done really well this year, and think about it. We’re in the technology era; people WANT technology and are willing to pay for it still. As long as you’ve got a good time horizon for investing (10+ years left till retirement) I think you’ve got a good shot to get in at the bottom floor during the recession.
There are special recession ETFs geared towards recession. Look at medical, people always need to go to the doctor. Look at Claymore Securities.
Ultimately, my recommendation is to keep your money headed towards your investments as long as you’ve got a job. Keep your portfolio on track, this is the time when many people are getting out of the game, and as long as you’ve got time on your side, a perfect time for you to capitalize on the low prices being tossed around.
Do you have any secrets you’d like to share? Anything you’ve done in the past? Advice for the future?