One of the most common questions we ask new clients at Best Growth Stock is “What should you do if the value of your stocks fell by 50%?”. The vast majority of the answers are that they would buy more stocks. It is so common to see how people are more risk tolerance under such conditions. So now that the stock market has lost more than 40% of its peak value from early this year, why are some of these same clients clamoring to sell their stocks?

Headlines hit the news hard and every reporter in America has touched the recent housing market demise. In the past several years there was such an increase in the market and housing soared. This allowed many people to become the proud owner of homes and sometimes endured more debt than affordable. This placed many homeowners and families in jeopardy, just to pay their monthly mortgage as well as the other necessities.

While the economy is in a negative position there are still ways to prosper in light of the current situation. Even though some markets are in the red, it doesn’t mean that every business or opportunity is in trouble as well. There are still many opportunities and in fact, some financial advisors might say that the opportunities now are some of the best ever. It has long been understood that individuals, who took chances and stared fear in the eye, always have a way of getting ahead.

There is not much that seems smart about today’s economy, however there are strategic moves that help keep investors on the right track. Investing and putting money into stocks is not something that is an overnight decision and should be approached with caution. Even when the economy is good there are still those decisions and investments that can be risky, even causing the investor to lose money.