After enjoying a very positive third quarter, things are beginning to look a little less than stellar. Markets took a swing toward the negative in October, and a number of popular indexes and sectors are now in a “correction,” meaning they have dropped 10 percent from the previous high.
If all of this has you a little worried, you’re not alone. It’s perfectly normal, but it’s important to take stock of everything before taking action. When times get difficult, we turn to our five keys to surviving a market downturn. They provide a quick guide to help you weather downturns like the one we’re seeing lately.