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At this point for stock investors, the damage is done, but it probably isn’t over.

Accordingly, information is the best way to navigate this coronavirus-induced bear market. It’s all right to be nervous on this uncharted road, just try to stay in your lane.

Read and absorb all you can from reputable, independent sources and beware of Wall Street and other market pundits who may have their interests in mind more than yours. If you have the spare cash, then maybe it makes sense to niblle at the most badly beaten stocks and sectors. In any case, it’s always a good idea to have a buy list with target prices.

If you work with a financial adviser, have an intelligent, thoughtful conversation yesterday. Be sure to check-in with your adviser frequently for updates. Make sure you get straight, honest answers, not bromides and platitudes. Call out your adviser if you are not being heard or you’re being patronized. In fact, if that’s the “expert” response you get, maybe it’s time to find another expert.

Buy the dip is a fine strategy – just don’t be the dip.

– Jonathan Burton

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The superrich aren’t sweating this ‘black swan’ market drop – this is why

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Dalio: Firm ‘didn’t know how to navigate coronavirus’ stock selloff and should have ‘cut all risk’ but failed to react

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Why it could take three years for the stock market to reach new heights

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Many young people intend to retire early but are not even close.
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