Recent Market Volatility

by Kacie Swartz | Feb 13, 2018


2017 was one of the calmest years on record in the S&P 500, which has made recent stock market swings seem dramatic.  However, while market movement can be nerve-racking for investors, changing long-term investment strategies in response to short-term declines could prove more harmful than helpful. In this article from Dimensional Funds, we look at the recent market volatility from a historic perspective and remind investors that intra-year declines are to be expected and don’t necessarily predict an overall negative year.


Recent Market Volatility by Dimensional Fund Advisors