Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Books, Columns, Featured |

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By Jason Zweig | April 3, 2020 10:00 am ET


Investors can survive a bear market the same way hikers survive an encounter with a bear: Remain calm and don’t make sudden moves.

With some modifications, the National Park Service’s advisory on how to behave if you come across a bear in the wild is a surprisingly useful guide for investors as well.

“Make yourselves look as large as possible,” advises the park service. Do that in a bear market by remembering that we all hold an implicit position in bonds, making our portfolios much bigger than we normally realize — and our exposure to stocks proportionately smaller than we usually believe.


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For further reading:


Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig,The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money


Articles and other resources:

We Can’t Prevent Market Panics. We Can Control How We React.

When the Stock Market Plunges…Will You Be Brave or Will You Cave?

For Investors, Dealing With a Loss of Control

Stocks Are in Chaos. Control the One Thing You Can.