The stock market appears headed for one of those points again when investors lose money, and a lot of it.
Sure, the day-to-day moves of the market can cost investors at any time, but this is more about the correction, downturn or something bigger that many experts feel is on the horizon.
In those times of heightened market tension, investors lose ground due more to their own behavior than whatever the market dishes out. So preparing for the dangers that may be closing in could help investors get through the drama with minimal pain.
The 2015 Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior from DALBAR Inc. was released last week, and it showed that in 30 years of monthly data, the worst performance for individual investors came at critical points, when the market was facing a severe decline or surging back from a tumble.