Managing Investor Anxiety
MIT AgeLab offers insights about the effects of anxiety on your clients—especially their investment decisions.
Illustrate the market's ability to grow wealth despite recessions and bear markets to help clients avoid panic decisions when the next "crisis of the day" marks headlines.
Show common misconceptions about investing alongside the facts to help replace those "illusions" with investment reality.
History shows that rather than giving into fear, staying invested and buying stocks during volatile times can be beneficial in the long run.
Continuing to participate in the market during turbulent times has been beneficial to investors, historically.
Changing interest rates may have a significant effect on fixed-income investments.
Will the political storm for the current presidential administration ultimately impact investors?
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There are several tools that can potentially reduce volatility and make investors more comfortable increasing their international allocations.
Today's economic and political climates have left advisors and clients with many questions. Here's a look at the toughest of those questions with insight that helps make sense of it all.
With the global expansion getting long in the tooth, investors should be particularly focused on asset-class positioning—a key determinant of portfolio results in each phase of the economic cycle.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, yield curve behavior is not an infallible predictor of future events.
As the economic cycle matures, defensive sectors can not only help mitigate drawdowns, they may be more attractively priced than they’ve been in years.
Designed to offer growth potential without taking excessive risk
Seeks total return on an after-tax basis
Emphasizes investment-grade rated securities
Core bond investment that can provide diversification with a quality bias
"Financial Advisors must be prepared to actively address how their clients feel as well as how they invest. Client anxiety is at a record high and current events suggest that it will remain elevated or even increase."
- Dr. Joe Coughlin, Founder, MIT AgeLab
For more than a decade, we’ve partnered with the MIT AgeLab to uncover what investors are thinking about lifestyle trends, who they trust, and the future of retirement—all of which influence their decision-making process.
MIT AgeLab is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Hartford Funds.