Investors sometimes hear that equities tend to increase over time despite market crashes.
However, tell that to investors who are seeing a drop in their portfolios, particularly if they passively invest in index funds.
These are collections of equities that follow indices such as the S&P 500 (GSPC), Nasdaq (IXIC), or Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI).
What to do in a bear market,' we asked the experts what they think of index investing during these volatile times.
Broadly speaking it’s not a good idea to try to time the market, whether you’re buying an index fund or an actively managed fund
When the market goes down it’s often the best time to be putting money to work for the long term