Wall Street Week Ahead: Buy stocks or keep quiet? Considering their options when the market declines

Investors must decide whether to hold onto equities in the hope of a recovery or to sell them off until better times come as the painful market drop continues.

The S&P 500 is down 23% for the year, and a recent rebound appeared to be in jeopardy as positive U.S.

jobs data strengthened the case for additional market-punishing rate hikes from a Federal Reserve that has prioritised combating inflation.

Fearful investors have reduced their stock holdings this year in favour of safer investments.

However, some investors are starting to worry that waiting until the market turns could ultimately cost them money.

Over time, missing out on a few significant days of gains can reduce overall returns


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Why is there so much discussion about layoffs and rising unemployment if the job market is so strong?