It’s in the news, in the headlines, and more than likely, in your portfolio. Stock market gyrations can be worrisome for any investor - but it doesn't have to be. When it comes to investing I always like to remind my clients that it is better to have a plan of action, than a knee-jerk reaction. This – a plan of action - is what I call active risk management.
It is no secret that investment dollars have been shifting from actively managed investments to passively managed investments. There’s one number that explains a good portion of this phenomenon: 5.52%. Over the 20 years ending in 2018, the nominal compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of the S&P 500 has been 5.52%.