It looks like today may turn out to be an ugly one in the stock markets. But to avoid panic, it helps to keep some perspective about your long-term investing goals.
By chance, The Legal Intelligencer, an ALM publication in Pennsylvania, published a useful article today on ways investors can improve their savings for retirement. The author, William Suplee IV of Structured Asset Management, summarized findings from Dalbar, a Boston-based research firm that did a quantitative analysis of investor behavior.
Among the reported findings: