401(k) Questions: Are Down Markets Rare and How Long Do They Last?

By Stuart Robertson

ShareBuilder 401k's CEO Stuart Robertson answers employee questions to provide insights and perspective during the current COVID-19 pandemic and stock market turbulence. In this session, Stuart gives context on historical recessions and recoveries as well as information on the last major pandemic's (Spanish Influenza) impact on markets and the time to recover. In addition, he discusses what may help markets to rebound over time.

For examples, illustrations and more insights on investing during volatile times, please refer to the blog post Do I Adjust My 401(k) When Markets Are Down?

For a video discussing whether moving money to cash or other investments is a good idea during down markets, view the video in the blog Top Two Employee Questions Answered on Managing Your 401(k) in Volatile Times.

Meet the Author

Our low-cost 401k plans are easy to setup online and are supported by our 401k advisors and specialists. ShareBuilder 401k serves small business and medium-sized companies, as well as the self-employed. We offer Roth 401k, Safe Harbor 401k, Traditional 401k, and Solo 401k options. Your 401k plan is paired with investment management expertise and employee education to help you save more.