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Financial Post: Managing Wealth  |  17 September 2011

Protect portfolio from pickpockets

Bear markets savage most portfolios. In severe recessions, stock prices can plunge by more than 50%. Yet, it is not bear markets that cause the most damage to portfolios. Historically, stock markets have always recovered as business cycles swing from contraction to expansion. In fact, there have been 13 punishing bear markets since 1929. On average, stock prices doubled five years after their end. Read more >