Investors often behave like this:

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Which results in the following:

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Therefore, focus on what you can control: 

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Keep in mind: Stocks can have 1, 3, 5 and even 10 year periods of negative returns. But beyond that nothing outperforms stocks:

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Finally, when things are chaotic, remember that Dwight D. Eisenhower’s definition of a successful person applies to investment success:

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