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Take a BIG Step Back and Don't Jump!

Written by Jason Williams
Posted May 30, 2022

Markets have been breaking down the past several weeks.

Actually, they’ve been breaking down all year. It’s just gotten a lot more attention recently.

And that’s because it’s not just individual stocks breaking down anymore. It’s the whole indexes.

It’s the mega-cap multinationals that people had fled to for safety.

They’d been holding the averages up because they’re just so massive.

But now they’re moving down into bear markets too.

And that’s dragging down the whole shebang.

I’m sure you were already aware of that, though. You’re pretty in tune with what’s going on out there.

I mean, you are an avid reader of Wealth Daily, so you've got a pretty big leg up on the average Joe.

But in case you’ve been paying TOO MUCH attention to what’s going on right now, I’m begging you to take a break and HUGE step backward…

When Things Look Their Worst…

With all the headlines about doom and gloom coming our way, it’s easy to get caught up in the fear.

It’s easy to think this is the end of the world and nothing good will ever come your way again.

I mean, just look at this year-to-date (YTD) chart for the Dow Jones Average:

Dow Jones Industrial Levels

That’s pretty ugly. And it’s the top performer of the big three these days.

But the end is most certainly not here.

And it’s at times when things look their absolute worst that you really need to take a big step back.

Because as bad as it seems right now, it’s not really that terrible. And it’s going to get better.

That’s why you’ve got to take a big step back: so you can see the bigger picture.

Stocks are dropping in the short term and they might drop some more.

But they go up in the long term. You’ve just got to zoom out to see that:

Dow Jones Industrial Levels

The Dow may be down 10% YTD, but it’s up nearly 30% over the past three years.

Feel a little better yet? No?

 

OK, then zoom out again…

dow jones industrial levels % change

In the past five years, the Dow’s up 55%. Not great, but it’s 650% better than a 10% loss.

Still not calm? That’s OK too.

Just zoom out again…

dji levels

And again…

Dow Jones Industrial Level since beginning

Crashes happen, but markets recover. Stocks go up far more often than they go down.

It’s not going to be any different this time around.

A Peek Inside

And that leads me to one more image I want to share with you before I let you get back to your Memorial Day (or just your average Monday, depending on where you are).

It’s a screenshot of a conversation the owner of Angel Publishing and I had just the other day:

angel chats

I wanted to share it today for two reasons...

First, it’s an inside look at what we’re talking about at the offices over here.

And, spoiler alert: We’re not talking about selling.

But second, it’s to show you that, even as professional investors and analysts, we aren’t trying to time a market bottom.

That’s because we know that a year or two from now, we’re not going to care where the bottom was in 2022.

We’re going to be too happy about all the gains we raked in because we weren’t afraid stocks might fall a little more before they went back up.

That’s the real message I wanted to share with you today.

No sales pitch. No secret investment strategy. No particular stocks, even.

Just a calm voice speaking the good old-fashioned common sense that so many market pundits and internet analysts lack.

The bottom line is this...

Good investors don’t panic. Bad investors do. You want to stick with us and be a good investor.

Your 2025 self will thank you for it. I promise.

To your wealth,

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Jason Williams

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After graduating Cum Laude in finance and economics, Jason designed and analyzed complex projects for the U.S. Army. He made the jump to the private sector as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he eventually led his own team responsible for billions of dollars in daily trading. Jason left Wall Street to found his own investment office and now shares the strategies he used and the network he built with you. Jason is the founder of Main Street Ventures, a pre-IPO investment newsletter, the founder of Future Giants, a nano cap investing service, and authors The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter. He also contributes regularly to Wealth Daily. To learn more about Jason, click here.

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