Tips for handling market volatility

Investing for a long-term goal—such as retirement—takes planning, patience, and discipline. But sometimes market activity can cause investors to question their planning while it erodes their patience and discipline. Whether you have a John Hancock retirement plan or not, we can help you educate participants about the ups and downs of the stock market.

Help participants understand how the market works

Use our market dynamics education library to help participants navigate through tough market conditions. The library covers relevant topics:

  • The power of long-term investing
  • Diversify your portfolio to capture steadier returns
  • Making contributions through market ups and downs
  • When markets are down, stay the course
  • Taking emotion out of investing
  • Long-term investing: marathon not a sprint
  • Time in the market, not timing the market
  • Bear markets shouldn't scare you 

Set up an education meeting or share our webinar

Use our prepackaged market fluctuation education campaigns for meetings, to send content to participants, or to share our webinar.

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Choose topics from the market dynamics presentation.

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Share our "Market fluctuations" webinar, available in English and Spanish.

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Share our "Navigating market uncertainty" webinar, available in English and Spanish. 

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