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3 things to do during a market downturn

The financial markets have been in a correction phase since the start of the year. Many of you are understandably jittery with the ongoing corrections. Market corrections are part and parcel of investing in the financial markets, but that does not stop fear and panic from setting in from time to time when investors are unsure what to do during a market downturn. So in this article, I outline 3 things I think you should do in an ongoing market correction. Credit: 1. Stop looking at your portfolio  Fear is very often the number 1 reason people do badly in investments. Panic selling is a very common phenomenon, where investors tend to sell when the markets are low which is the opposite of what you want to do. If looking at your portfolio in the red induces fear, one of the things you can do is to stop looking at the portfolio. If your investments are fundamentally sound, the markets will recover and your portfolio will likely be fine in the mid to