Christopher Lamoreaux, a finance professor at the University of Arizona, says the turmoil in the stock market should not have an impact on long-term retirement investments.
From Friday February 2nd to Monday February 5th, the stock market dropped 8 percent.
When the market shot up in late December and early January, Lamoreaux said, people who decided to jump in at that time are the ones who could put their investments at risk.
"On the other hand, people who are investing over long periods of time, putting some money in as part of a standard retirement contribution process, those people are doing very well," Lamoreaux said.
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