In short, we think that the current market cycle is reflective of positive global economic growth that can continue for years.

3) HAVE A PLAN

Markets can seem extremely volatile day-to-day, and that volatility can contribute to behavioral errors. Investors should be prepared ahead of time for these events. The good news is that current economic fundamentals look solid and global central banks remain accommodative. Assuming the current fundamentals hold, we think long-term investors should add to their equity allocation during normal market volatility and corrections. The most important thing is to have a process and a plan in place for dealing with volatile markets, which is an area that a financial advisor may help provide perspective. On occasion, it may make sense to raise cash, but it must be done with forethought and according to a well-defined process. We think investors should have a plan in cases of emergency, such as our Cash Indicator, that may alert investors that market fundamentals are breaking down and the best course of action might be to temporarily step aside.

This article was written by Gary Stringer, CIO, Kim Escue, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Chad Keller, COO and CCO at Stringer Asset Management, a participant in the ETF Strategist Channel.

DISCLOSURES

Any forecasts, figures, opinions or investment techniques and strategies explained are Stringer Asset Management, LLC’s as of the date of publication. They are considered to be accurate at the time of writing, but no warranty of accuracy is given and no liability in respect to error or omission is accepted. They are subject to change without reference or notification. The views contained herein are not be taken as an advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any investment and the material should not be relied upon as containing sufficient information to support an investment decision. It should be noted that the value of investments and the income from them may fluctuate in accordance with market conditions and taxation agreements and investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Past performance and yield may not be a reliable guide to future performance. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted.

Data is provided by various sources and prepared by Stringer Asset Management, LLC and has not been verified or audited by an independent accountant.

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