The stock market crashed by almost a 1000 points this Monday.The reasons for the fall have been many, with most of the blame being put on China’s economy not doing as well as expected.

For the long term investor it was just a normal day. Markets might go up or down in the short run, but in the long run they always go up. So there is no real cause for worry if you are invested for the long run or more than 7 years.

What should I do:

Keep calm and stick to your investments. Stock market falls are made worse by the media which tends to become hyperactive during such crashes.

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