Suppose you had a friend whose lifelong dream was to travel overseas. But this friend was deathly afraid of experiencing turbulence on an airplane. So he decided to forgo his trip until a new plane was invented, one able to guarantee with absolute certainty that passengers would never feel turbulence. You might be thinking, “Good luck with that strategy. It’s just going to keep you from going anywhere at all!”
Yet investors who view bear markets as something that must be avoided at all costs are falling into exactly the same type of limited thinking. Here’s why the best way to make it through current market volatility is to actually “befriend the bear.”
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