Wall Street has a secret.
A big one.
Here’s what it doesn’t want you to know.
The less you trade, the higher your expected returns.
Here’s the flip side.
The less you trade, the lower its profits will be.
It’s a classic conflict of interest.
The stock market loses more than 20% of its value about every 3.5 years.
Typically, these corrections last for around 15 months.
This long-term data will give you perspective:
The S&P 500 has returned an average of 9.9 percent a year, including dividends, from 1900 through 2013.
If you’re a long-term investor, do nothing and wait it out.
It’s your choice.
Do nothing and increase your expected returns; or
Panic, sell, “flee to safety” and enrich your broker.