Clearly, 2022 hasn't been off to a great start in the markets. Much, if not all, of the recent declines can be attributed to record inflation among other factors. While we don't have a crystal ball, we're also not surprised to see a pullback, regardless of circumstances. In the past 20 years, we've seen only 3 negative return years in the market and within every calendar year, including the positive years, there was a decline intra-year...2020 was a great example of this. It's important to invest through periods like we're currently in, as opposed to investing for a point in time.
Below is a perspective article by Dimensional Fund Advisors that illustrates this well:
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