I am sure you’re anxiously seeing the stock indices volatility and gross downturn past few weeks. Is it abnormal? Naturally, stocks do vary. For example, there are dividend stocks or defensive stocks. A good beginning stock is dividend stocks which give buyers a long-term return. A defensive stock is a good beginning stock for a long-term investment like water, electrical, or utility stocks.
I am not panicking with the recent market downturn. Neither should be you. We need to understand how these markets work. The loss you are seeing now re all paper loss, you don’t make a loss till you sell your positions. I am holding tights on to my stocks and funds.