August 2, 2021

3 Moves You’ll Sorely Regret in a Stock Market Crash

The scary thing about stock market crashes is that they can happen when you least expect them to. And while stock market crashes are normal in that they actually occur somewhat frequently, they can be terrifying for investors who aren’t used to them.

But the decisions you make during a market crash will dictate whether you survive it unscathed, or whether you end up taking serious losses you don’t recover from for years. With that in mind, here are three moves you might seriously regret during a stock market downturn.

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1. Selling when investment values plunge

When you buy stocks, you lock in those investments at a certain price. That price can then rise or fall on an ongoing basis.

If you don’t sell your stocks while their value is up, you won’t make money. Similarly, if you don’t sell your stocks when their values…

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