I’m Keith DeGreen and this is your Investors Minute.

We’ve taken our clients to cash during the recent market volatility. You don’t want to exit the market every time it hiccups. But if you’re retired, be prepared to protect your portfolio – if not this time, then next – by at least monitoring two things:

  • First, monitor the moving averages. Typically, hang in there if markets dip below their 50-day moving average price. But be on high alert if they dip below their 100-day average, and get out if they drop below their 200-day average.
  • Second, watch the world economy and the dollar. A world economy that slows below expectations, and a rising dollar are both negative signals. We live in a global economy and a lack of demand elsewhere directly affects companies here. If the dollar rises, our exports also become more expensive.

The key is to be proactive without over-reacting!

I’m Keith DeGreen and this has been your Investors Minute.

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