Today's headlines may seem scary-so scary that "playing it safe" and not losing your money may seem like the only rational strategy. However, these headlines aren't exactly "new" news. In the past few decades, we have seen repeating patterns of crises including unemployment, economic downturns, and national debt concerns.
Yet, despite all these crises, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose from 800 points in 1969 to over 29,000 in February 2020. In fact, long-term investors who stayed the course and did not lose sight of their financial goals have been rewarded.
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