We sent this letter out to our clients last Thursday, March 12th. As the situation progresses, the temporary losses in the market continue and there are more people getting infected by the virus every day. In the latest attempt to curtail the spread, the President is advising against groups of 10 or more people.
Markets crash all the time. You should, at minimum, expect stocks to fall at least 10% once a year, 20% once every few years, 30% or more once or twice a decade, and 50% or more once or twice during your lifetime. Those who don't understand this will eventually learn it the hard way.
Someone emailed me last week asking why this is: