Navigating the Markets

Invested for the Long Term

Uncertainty is a constant, and downturns happen frequently. But market setbacks have typically been followed by recoveries.

Downturns may be unsettling, but history shows that stocks have recovered and delivered short-term gains. It can be tempting to try to sell out of stocks to avoid downturns, but it's hard to time it right. If you sell and are still on the sidelines during a recovery, it can be difficult to catch up.

Using historical data, the charts below illustrate the positive outcomes of staying invested long term, along with the opportunities missed by leaving the market for even a short amount of time.

Invest consistently, even in bad times

Some of the best times to buy stocks have been when things seemed the worst. Consistent investing can give you the discipline to buy stocks when they are at their cheapest.

Volatile Markets
Being on the sidelines has its costs

Missing even a few of the best days in the market can significantly undermine your performance.

Volatile Markets

Explore More Insights and Resources

Address Volatility with Comprehensive Risk Management

An effective risk management strategy can provide peace of mind.

Given the markets' potential ups and downs, effectively measuring and managing risk is essential. Market changes can impact portfolios differently and having a robust system in place to assess risk can provide you with confidence.

Fidelity's portfolio managers and research analysts perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual risk management analyses of investment strategies to stay ahead of market fluctuations. This comprehensive risk management program can help to uncover potential risks by utilizing Fidelity's research and proprietary tools.


Point-in-Time Forecast Risk Factor Exposures

Allows for real-time portfolio risk monitoring and analysis

Proprietary Technology Tools

Real-time access to risk measures and exposures allow for detailed analysis and continuous refinement

Corporate Governance Research

Combines the best of corporate governance and forensic accounting research by providing a thorough review of various companies/issues


There was an issue with your input


Please confirm