Though stocks have had a bumpy ride this week, most financial professionals will advise you to leave your long-term investments alone.
Yet there are certain circumstances in which you might want to act.
Consider what happened this week: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 724.42 points, or 2.9 percent, to end at 23,957.89 on Thursday, its biggest decline since Feb. 8. The S&P 500 dropped to 2,643.69 following a 2.5 percent decline.
The sharp drops came as President Donald Trump unveiled plans to impose new tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports.