By Roy Hayhurst
GuideStone Financial Resources News Office
DALLAS — After a volatile start to the first week of trading in the 2016 calendar year, some investors are understandably concerned about their portfolios, but long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives and time horizons.
David S. Spika, global investment strategist at GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, offered perspective on the cur-rent market, noting 2016 likely will be a volatile year. Last year, after a bout of volatility, Spika was featured in a commentary posted on GuideStone’s website (GuideStone.org/VolatilityVideo), explaining the nature of the stock price swings at the time, as well as offering perspective on the market. In reflecting on the current market news, he said the volatility experienced in the second half of 2015 will likely persist for the foreseeable future and is not abnormal in the later stages of an economic cycle such as today’s. [Read more…]