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Market Corrections – here we go again

Market Corrections – here we go again

We're not minimizing the concerns around market corrections. We've seen the market drop by around 6% in recent days although we’ve had a bounce and they’re now down 3.3% from record highs at the end of July.

We think this is all down to the trade, slowing economy and not-so-great news coming from overseas. One thing we do know is that small corrections are frequent and part of the pattern of stock market investing. We've also seen this before.

Take a quick look at the table below. In all the corrections going back to 1970, most market dips have seen quick recoveries.

So the message is, whatever today’s cause for stock market weakness, dips happen and happen often. You just don't need to react to them all.

  --Christian Thwaites, Brouwer & Janachowski, LLC

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All charts from Factset unless otherwise noted.