Singletary: Take Long View When Investing in Stocks

The Columbian - There’s at least one certainty about the stock market. It’ll go up and eventually come down.

Stein says the uncertainty now building in the U.S. political environment may have a negative impact on stocks, which is why he says investors might want to add global stocks to their portfolio.

"Stocks are for long-term goals, and investors should try not to focus on short-term fluctuations," said Michael Guillemette, assistant professor of personal financial planning at Texas Tech University, who echoed Stein's advice on diversifying your holdings.

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