With stock markets already on edge, thanks to ongoing inflationary pressures and the impact of rising interest rates, the war in Ukraine has sent the markets into freefall. Running away at the first sign of difficult times, however, is not a good move. Shares have historically delivered a better return than cash in the bank and they tend to recover quickly during times of turmoil. Even though remaining invested can be uncomfortable, it’s important for investors to hold their nerve and wait out the market volatility. Just ask those who sat tight through the Covid sell-off in February 2020, global financial crisis in 2008, and countless other black swan events. Investing is all about patience and eventually the rewards will come.