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The Critical Reason to Stay Invested

How a short period of time plays a big role in returns.

Editor’s note: Read the latest on how the coronavirus is rattling the markets and what investors can do to navigate it.

Ian Tam: Over the last week or so, equity markets continue to be very turbulent and very volatile. In fact, sliding further in terms of losses in the last few days. Very recently, I put out a video on three things to remember during turbulent times. Number one, keeping your emotions in check; number two, understanding your risk tolerance and sticking very close to the amount of risk you're able to take on; and number three, not trying to time the market.