Why You Shouldn’t Sell During A Stock Market Panic (and what you should do instead)

Anyone can be a successful investor during a bull market. But stock market corrections and bear markets are where big mistakes are made.

The new year started off scary for many investors. With the Dow Jones Industrial Index recording the worst start to a year in history, you might be contemplating joining other investors in the mad dash for the exits.

But history has shown us that this would be a big mistake.

Why?

As ugly as a pullback can be, here’s some data to put it all into perspective:

why you shouldn't sell during a stock market correction

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Nate is co-founder and editorial director at InvestmentZen. He wants to live in a world filled with happy freedom fighters, audio books that upload to your brain, and eye tracking blog platforms that don’t let you comment until you read the entire article. Twice.

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