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Patience can pay off

Even after the two worst drawdowns in the last 25 years (tech bubble and financial crisis), investors who avoided selling would have likely recovered their losses within 5 years or less.

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Returns are not symmetrical

It becomes increasingly difficult to break-even on investments following a substantial drawdown, making downside protection an important consideration.

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Historical volatility

Recent volatility occurred quickly but is still within historical norms. Despite an average intra-year drawdown of 15% over the last 20 years, the S&P 500 finished positive in 15 of 20 years.

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