The U.S. stock market sell-off continued on Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average entered correction territory, shedding over a thousand points, the third drop of at least 500 points in the last five days, and the S&P 500 dropped 3.7 percent to a new low for the week. That leaves many investors worried and wondering what to do.
During times of stress and uncertainty, Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett recommends keeping a level head. In response to wild market fluctuations back in 2016, he told CNBC that buy-and-hold is still the best strategy.
"Don't watch the market closely," he advised those worried about their retirement savings at the time. "If they're trying to buy and sell stocks, and worry when they go down a little bit … and think they should maybe sell them when they go up, they're not going to have very good results."
Most analysts still consider this drop to be a normal correction, as opposed to a sign of an incipient bear market.
"As long as you are invested appropriately for your goals, stay away from your investment portfolio," he says.
For now, however, amid what looks to be a normal bull-market correction, the consensus is that you should not make any rash decisions.
Source: Bloomberg Pro Terminal
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