Drawdowns: Even ‘God’s portfolio’ can’t avoid them

Accept drawdowns

Investors have been promised an elixir of big returns and low volatility. But the truth is that to achieve outstanding long-term returns, investors must be prepared to endure large drawdowns along the way – even for the best-performing stocks and portfolios.

Buckle up: This market is throwing up amazing companies at amazing prices

Great stock picks

Investors are well aware that equity markets have commenced 2022 with severe volatility and big price declines. Certain long-term winning businesses have recently become a lot cheaper. That is, less risky. We acknowledge that the drawdowns have been uncomfortable, as they always are. But understanding these as part of the natural journey to strong long-term compounding gives peace of mind to stay the course.