The Fragile Investor: Are You More or Less Resilient than the Stock Market?

September 18, 2023

The stock market is always uncertain.


It has also been remarkably resilient.


If you choose to not invest due to uncertainty, then you will remain uninvested.

Oftentimes investors are less resilient than the market itself. Investor fragility is often a greater danger than the fragility of the market.

It’s been said: “If you don’t know who you are, this is an expensive place to find out.”

Don’t be a fragile investor.

Or, at least, admit that you are and find a risk management solution that both keeps you from bailing at the wrong time and helps you grow over time.

  • Read books and articles that will educate you on money habits and investing principles.
  • Consider a financial advisor.
  • Beware zooming in on the present too much and not zooming out on the big picture enough.

Are you resilient or fragile? Somewhere in-between?

No matter where you are on the spectrum, find something actionable now that you can follow through on to become more resilient.



1. "Market resilience" - Market Charts. Wells Fargo Investment Institute. Accessed online: