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Additional thoughts regarding COVID-19

Staying invested during volatility may pay off.

Imagine you invested $100,000 on January 1, 2008. But the markets went down. Your balance dropped to $64,388 in one year.1

Staying invested

The bottom line? Staying in the market could have meant 74% more after five years.2

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Our thoughts on the global market conditions

One day the market’s up. Then next day, it’s down. As an investor, you should expect some volatility and bumps in the road.

Helping you navigate today’s markets

We realize we’re weathering a market storm. But we believe in the fundamentals and know there are opportunities in every market condition. We’re here to help.

Worried about coronavirus and the markets?

So the markets are a little bumpier than normal right now due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. Here's how you can stay calm when it’s bumpy out there.


1 Example for illustrative purposes. Based on S&P Index returns as of December 31, 2007 through December 31, 2008. 

2 Example for illustrative purposes. Returns related to a 2 percent interest-bearing CD. Market returns based on S&P index returns as of December 31, 2008 through December 31, 2013. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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