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Stairs on the Way Up, Elevator on the Way Down: Investing during a Bear Market

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It’s not exactly a secret that the markets have been dropping lately. In fact, since its peak at the first of the year, the broad market, as measured by the S&P 500, has fallen more than 1,000 points, going from 4,793 on January 3 to its latest close (at this writing) of 3,735: a loss of 22%. A bear market is defined as a retreat of 20% or more from market highs, and the current reading for the S&P 500 puts us officially in bear market territory.

For many of us, it feels like unfamiliar territory, largely because during the past decade, we witnessed one of the greatest bull markets in history. From the depths of the Great Recession in 2007–08, when the S&P 500 stood at just over 700, we watched the markets climb steadily—or at least it seems so in retrospect. In reality, there were notable selloffs during the bull market; in fact, the S&P 500 came close to entering bear markets in both 2011 and 2018. Still, when you’ve spent ten years or more watching the markets climb (mostly), it can be startling to witness sudden declines like those we’ve seen since the first of this year. For investors, it often seems that the markets take the stairs on the way up, but when they go down, they use the elevator.

What’s Driving the Market?

To understand a bit more of what is driving the markets currently, it’s helpful to look at a little history. As the economy began to recover from the Great Recession, the US Federal Reserve was pursuing a policy called “quantitative easing.” By purchasing Treasury securities—thus injecting liquidity into the economy—and working to keep interest rates at historically low levels, the Fed aimed to promote continued growth. And those efforts were mostly successful; during the years following 2008, the economy expanded at a modest, if not impressive rate. Inflation remained in a low range, well within the Fed’s “ideal” rate of 2%.

Then came the pandemic of 2020 and the resulting worldwide economic shutdown. That sent the US economy into a dive—along with most of the rest of the world. The S&P 500 plunged 23% (bear market) and the Fed began the most massive liquidity infusion in its history in a desperate attempt to prevent the economy from collapse, ultimately pumping some $5 trillion into the US economy. Once again, their efforts succeeded, and the economy began to expand, driven by massive cash infusions provided by the Fed to businesses and households. From its trough of 2,541 in late March 2020, the S&P 500 made a new all-time high of 3,508 by August of that year.

But as the economy began to expand again, inflation began to heat up, driven by increasing costs of labor (still in short supply), now-infamous supply chain snarls, and a consumer buying binge fueled by stimulus funds. Initially, the Fed insisted that inflation was “transitory” and declined to adopt more stringent policies that would tend to keep a lid on rising prices. But readings in subsequent months continued to contradict that analysis, and the most recent inflation reading (8.6% annual rate) has confirmed for many investors that the Fed is now playing catch-up. Some are concerned that the recent half-point increase in key interest rates—the largest increase in more than twenty years—will not be enough, and that the Fed will be forced to feed the economy even more bitter medicine in the form of higher interest rates and shrinking money supply—perhaps tipping the economy into recession.

The result of this uncertainty is market volatility, all to the downside. After all, the thing the financial markets hate the most is uncertainty, and until there is evidence that inflation is under better control, uncertainties around the economy and future Fed policy will continue to predominate.

How Should Investors Respond?

Given all this, how should investors respond? Once again, history may be instructive. Over the long term, the stock market has consistently demonstrated an upward bias. In other words, from a historical perspective, downturns tend to not last as long as uptrends. A recent analysis by Charles Schwab found that the average bear market lasted 446 days (including weekends and holidays), and the average bear market decline was 38.4%. On the other hand, bull markets averaged 2,069 days and returned an average of 209.2%. Though past performance is no guarantee of future results, investors can probably take some encouragement from these statistics.

It’s also important to remember that no one—including Wall Street analysts—knows exactly when the markets will reach their low point or how high they will climb, once they start going up again. As legendary investor Warren Buffett once quipped, “I never have the faintest idea what the stock market is going to do in the next six months, or the next year, or the next two.” Instead, the key is to remain invested in alignment with an established strategy, to stay patient and disciplined, and to allow the markets a chance to display the long-term resilience for which they are famous.

At Mathis Wealth Management, we understand that times like these can be difficult. But we also know that important investment decisions should be guided by solid research and careful consideration of each investor’s needs and priorities. If you have questions or would like to talk, we are only an email or phone call away. And to learn more about how we help clients develop personalized approaches to investing, click here.

Note: This is meant for educational purposes only and information presented should not be considered investment advice. Indexes referenced are unmanaged and cannot be invested into directly. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Meet Cameron Mathis

Cameron received his BBA in Finance from Northern Arizona University, where he also completed the certification program in Investments.

Cameron serves our clients as a Financial Advisor, assisting clients with their investment needs, as well their Life, Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance needs.

Best of all, Cameron shares our rock-solid commitment to placing the best interests of our clients ahead of every other consideration.

Meet Paula Adams

Paula works alongside her husband, Phil Adams, helping in an administrative capacity with his clients.  

Honesty and integrity are her most highly esteemed values and she hopes to impart them to all Mathis Wealth clients. Her main goal is for each client to truly feel valued and respected.

Paula has been happily married to Phil for 37 years and together they have three children—Austin, Nate and Nicole.  She loves her dogs, Bo, Bella, and Max, and enjoys working out, reading, hiking, camping and spending any time she can with her family and friends.

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Meet Vickie Gray

Vickie brings a wealth of experience in business to Mathis Wealth Management.

At Mathis Wealth, Vickie schedules Larry’s appointments and processes accounts forms and other paperwork.

While she grew up in Florida, she moved from New York to Arizona with her husband of 30 years, Gary. They currently have two dogs, Jasper and Yogi, as well as one grown daughter. Vickie’s leisure activities include target shooting, reading and jewelry making.

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Meet Jennifer Panicker

Jennifer’s role is to help make sure everything goes smoothly for our clients.

Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business and a minor in economics.

A native of Wisconsin, Jennifer spent many years in the Chicago suburbs before moving to Arizona. She appreciates no longer having to deal with snow and cold. Her leisure activities include spending time with her husband, Biju, and walking their dog, Petey.

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Meet Phil Adams

Phil joined Mathis Wealth Management in 2016, after a successful career as a firefighter.

Most of his career he spent at downtown stations as part of the high-rise team. The last 5 years, he headed up the high-rise task force in the Special Hazards Unit.  Phil has made it his business to understand the ins and outs of the public safety retirement system. He strongly believes that helping firefighters prepare for retirement and guiding them through the city’s sometimes complicated retirement process is his true calling. Phil enjoys teaching and coaching members on how best to take advantage of the excellent benefits provided by the Phoenix Fire Department. 

Phil also has over 20 years of experience in business; he was the CEO and President of Stoneridge Construction for 15 years and CEO and President of Stoneridge Development for over 19 years. He was a founding board member and served as president of the Phoenix Metro Public Safety Football Club, which was the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization behind the football team for Phoenix Fire and Police, the Thunder. That football team won multiple national titles and gave thousands of dollars to charity. He even found the time to coach high school football for 20+ years. The skills he learned from business and coaching are directly applied to the retirement planning, business consulting, and wealth management that he does with his clients.

Phil married his high school sweetheart, Paula, while they were at Northern Arizona University and they have been married for 33 years. They have three adult children, Austin, Nate, and Nicole, and two dogs, Bo and Bella.

Phil is a voracious reader, a huge football fan, and loves to travel, fish, and hike.

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This page contains links to third-party company websites. By selecting a link, you will be launching a new browser window. These links are provided for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as an endorsement, sponsorship, solicitation or other affiliation with respect to any third parties. We are not making any recommendations or providing any advice on securities in particular or investments in general. Neither Mathis Wealth Management nor United Planners Financial Services have reviewed the content of, and are not responsible for, the information or the results of the third-party websites.

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Meet Larry mathis

Larry is the author of Mom Was Right: Family Tragedy to Financial Freedom—How a Widowed Mother of Seven Retired Debt-Free. He has spoken for numerous organizations, including the Third Annual Invest in Women Conference, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A. T. Still University.

Larry founded Mathis Wealth Management intent upon providing retirees and pre-retirees with comprehensive financial services based on each client’s unique hopes, needs and values. His comprehensive approach enables him to customize strategies for all aspects of a client’s financial life and weave the strategies into an integrated plan so all aspects work together efficiently.

A financial professional since 1987, Larry has the kind of in-depth knowledge that comes from over 30 years of experience. His credentials include a Bachelor of Science in AgriBusiness from Arizona State University and the elite designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®), which trained him to help clients with virtually all of their financial needs. As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), he has a fiduciary responsibility to work strictly in his clients’ best interests.

Larry is a native of Phoenix, and has served the community on the boards of various charitable and religious organizations. He coached youth sports for many years and is still a certified Little League umpire, having officiated in Cooperstown, New York: home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Rhonda, have been married for 35 years and have three sons. His leisure activities include hunting, fishing, and singing, and he especially loves horses and riding.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®
Accredited Investment Fiduciary®