Voices in the media seem to be getting louder and louder with concerns regarding COVID-19, the oil crisis, and ramifications of market volatility (all which are valid and bear notice). However, they can lead to poor decisions with regard to your investment portfolio, especially when the momentum of the stock market appears headed one way (down), and every piece of news that comes out seems much worse than the last. Not only do the shouts from the crowd give investors cause for concern, but also the field of behavioral finance demonstrates that our innate human tendencies work against us, as most individuals exhibit the bias of extrapolating recent events well into the future.
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