Dow Stocks Down 10%

Economic crash

The stock market has experienced its first “correction” (down 10%) in well over a decade.  It’s been the longest “Bull” run in U.S. history, so don’t panic – at least not yet.  Coronavirus is not as deadly as the flu.  Whether it’s politics, rumors of wars, plagues or business failures corrections usually come every year or few years, so this market has gone roughly 11 years without a “correction”  A “recession” is a down market by 20% or more.  “Recessions occur approximately every 4 years, although not necessarily like clockwork.  HERE is a complete history of “panics”, “recessions”, and depressions in the United States since the 1700’s!  Again, now is not the time to panic.  The only people who are in any trouble are the people who have gambled on the futures market by borrowing money on margin, and they will likely be hurt badly if not wiped out.  Gamblers are targets for the market.

Investors hold their investments over time, and are rewarded for their patience with increased values of their stocks and dividends upon which to live or reinvest to grow even more wealth.  The other category that has grown in popularity with  the advent of computerization is “trading”.  Trading is buying and selling over short periods of time (sometimes seconds) to make incremental profits.  Others trade maybe over days, weeks or a few months.  These people can get hurt if they panic, but they can always hold what they’ve got until the price goes back up, unless they’ve sold “short” which means they want (or expect) the market to go down.

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