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Eric SchwartzIn our article, "Find investing boring? Good," we talked about how, for most of us, taking a more lackluster, long-term approach to investing is a better way to grow wealth over time. In today's blog, we share some common traits of investors who are in it for the long haul.

The perfectly bored investor...

  • Doesn’t panic over market swings but instead, embraces the unpredictability of the market. The market changes, sometimes dramatically. It just does.
  • Ignores the hype to avoid making emotionally charged financial decisions. It’s a surefire way to make a big financial misstep.
  • Almost unknowingly takes advantage of buying opportunities a down market presents by letting automatic contributions churn away in the background.
  • Commits to a long-term investment strategy and is too busy living to consider stopping contributions or pulling money out in a down market.
  • Maintains a well-diversified portfolio to help mitigate risk.
  • Checks in periodically and makes adjustments when life circumstances, goals, plans, or risk tolerance change.

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Eric Schwartz, Financial Planning Specialist

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal, financial, or tax advice. Certain recommendations or guidelines may not be appropriate for everyone. Consult your personal advisor or attorney for advice specific to your unique circumstances before taking action.

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