If you are an investor in the stock market, you might not be happy about the latest correction of the market. However, if you are an investor for a long time, you know it’s normal. Actually, corrections are the right sign of a healthy market.
What is the frequency of the corrections?
Stock market corrections generally occur every 8 to 12 months.
What to do when market gets into a correction?
If you are experienced enough you might make short term money by trading ups and downs of the market at the correction stage. However it might be dangerous for amateur traders. If you trust your stocks and bought them because you believe they are going to increase in long term, you should hold your stocks in order to maintain your long term gain.
What you may want to do is to buy more stocks when they get low, to decrease the average cost of the stock for your portfolio. This will make you gain a lot more when the market makes peak again or even turns to the normal stage.
Whatever you do you have to know that markets has corrections. When you are making a lot of money with the immediate rise of a stock, be sure that correction will come soon. In order to maintain your gain you made with the peak, you should sell your stocks and buy them again when they are low.