Many financial experts are either warning of or saying that we are in the middle of a global recession. This brings a lot of doubt into the minds of those who already invest or are looking to invest their money.
Here's a way to look at this financial situation: Since the year 1900, there have been 10 recessions in the United States alone. With the exception of the Great Depression, these recessions have lasted anywhere from 1 to 2 years. Obviously, civilization did not end with these recessions, so that proves there is hope in the financial world.
In all reality, recessions are simply a time in which the investor needs to structure because recessions are a wonderful buying time. They are a wonderful buying time because the price of the stocks goes down. When they're down, they have nowhere else to go but up. This means you can experience a nice gain as the economy pulls out of its financial abyss. However, you have to be diligent because a lot of savvy investors will take advantage of these economic lows so that they can get in on stocks with high gaining potential. As they do, the price of the stocks will go up, so you want to make sure you get in on the game early.
In a nutshell, investing is definitely not a straight climb to the top of the world, but it is an adventure. There are hills and valleys to overcome, but at the end of those obstacles lay many rewards for the eager investor.