The current economic and market environment uncertainty has a lot of investors nervous. And, rightfully, so. The market is ugly right now.

Listen or read the news, and it’s all doom and gloom.

While we are experiencing unpleasant market volatility, it’s important not to focus too much on the negative – as hard as it might be.

If we see the glass half empty and start to panic, we run the risk of making an irrational decision that may cause regret once the market recovers in time.

Though fear is a real and strong emotion, by looking past the current market action and considering the glass half full, we can avoid decisions of the heart that may cause more harm than good in the long run.

It’s easier said than done, so let’s take a quick look at historic data.

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