Volatility — is it here to stay?

Volatility — is it here to stay?

In 2010, most stock market experts predicted a relatively modest year following a calamitous 2008 and a dramatic recovery in 2009. While the S&P 500 stock index is up around 4% year-to-date as we near the end of September, the ride has been anything but smooth in producing these relatively moderate return results. In the paragraphs that follow, I will illustrate the impact of volatility on a portfolio and offer our rationale for why Oak Wealth Advisors believes we will have volatile markets for the foreseeable future. ...