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OneDigital Adviser Joe DeBello Discusses the Volatility Caused by the Russian Invasion

According to, because of the invasion of Ukraine, the S&P 500 saw its largest one-day drop since May 2020.

This large amount of volatility has increased the concern for investors. Wondering, how exposed am I?” What should I be doing with my funds? Should I be concerned? Headlines around volatility can cause many to become panicked over the situation. Both plan sponsors and participants wonder if they need to make investment selections changes.

In the Pension & Investments article, “Sponsors, participants haven’t overreacted to invasion," Joe DeBello notes that he is seeing different reactions from plan sponsors and plan participants.

Plan Sponsors

“Their response has largely been muted. Sponsors aren’t making any dramatic decisions. I haven’t seen the sense of urgency that clients exhibited after the coronavirus outbreak and the enactment of the CARES Act when they asked advice on how the law affected their plans.”


Some participants were acting more intense in their concerns even when compared to their responses at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. There has been way more anxiety since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Some (participants) learned from their experience and aren’t reacting to the Russia-influenced market volatility.
Joe DeBello, Managing Consultant, OneDigital Retirement + Wealth

Read the Pension and Investments article here.

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Investment advice offered through OneDigital Investment Advisors, an SEC-registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of OneDigital.