Sure, markets had their worst day of the year today. Every year has to have that day. Why not today? Maybe there’s another day in 2014 out there waiting to top today. I’m OK with that. You should be, too.
In terms of a long term investor’s portfolio, days like today mean almost nothing. Unless it’s your Mom’s birthday (like mine – Happy B-day, Mom!), then October 9th, 2014 will go down as another bump in the road on a ride that lasts decades. Every year will have a worst day, as well as a best day. If you’re a reader here you might have picked up on the fact that I think paying attention to the day-to-day rumblings of markets is a cancerous hobby.
Instead of worrying about October 9th, check out my 3rd quarter Client Letter linked below!