The 24-hour news cycle is focused on current events that can create a sense of urgency in the way we should respond—whether the market is up or down. During bouts of market volatility, one can hear dire predictions scaring investors to rush out. Conversely, media reporting can turn euphoric when markets surge, and encourage investors to rush in.

As Senior Investment Strategist Brian Levitt explains,, it’s important to have patience and clairvoyance—to look beyond the news cycle and approach investments strategically with the long haul in mind. Having wealth-management conversations are, in our view, an important first step toward achieving one’s goals.

Watch this video to learn more about why investors should maintain a long-term view.