As you are no doubt aware, stocks have experienced much volatility over the last few years. This is a good time to remember that the market doesn't deliver returns in a straight line. Market ups and downs are normal, and it takes a lot of them to balance out to the average.
Investing based on facts, not emotions
Emotions–including our own–should not have a role in making decisions about your investments. That is why we do not act on stock tips, guess where the market will be in six months or try to predict the direction of interest rates. We have always said that we will not play guessing games with our client's life savings.
We are planners, not prognosticators. We help people with long-term financial planning, not short-term speculating. It's evident that no matter how much time and energy we or anyone else put into studying the market and economy, no one knows what it's going to do in the short run, but we do know what it's done in the long run.