Do you worry about your investments when the market is doing poor?
Do you sell an investment when the current outlook looks poor?
While it is important to understand how the performance of the markets and the U.S. economy might impact your investments, it is also very important to have a well-diversified portfolio. However, there is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio.
Diversification does not protect against market risk. A diversified portfolio includes an appropriate mix of stocks, bonds and other investment vehicles based on your long-term goals. It is essential for you to remain focused on your long-term financial objectives and not stray too far away by news of fluctuations in the market.
Don't be too quick to selling an investment just because it has a bad day; focus on your long-term objectives when making your investment decisions.
With your investment allocation it is something to consistently review and monitor.
Asset allocation is not something you can make perfect and then never look at again. It is important to rebalance and reallocate your investments as needed.