The markets have been extremely volatile as of late.

Carol Schleif, deputy chief investing officer at Abbott Downing, weighed in on the markets as we head into 2019. 

She took a look at the jobs report, which fell short of expectations when it was released before the market opened on Friday, Dec. 7. 

"The reaction that investors should have," when it comes to something like the missed jobs report, "is to have a solid grip on what their long-term investment objectives are," Schleif told TheStreet.

Schleif said that the market has baked in a rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December.

"There's this missed perception that volatility means risk," she said. But "in many cases, it couldn't be farther from the truth."

 

 

 

 

 

More from Video

Why the Inverted Yield Curve May Not Mean a Recession

Why the Inverted Yield Curve May Not Mean a Recession

Withdrawing Money From Your Retirement Accounts in a Tax-Efficient Manner

Withdrawing Money From Your Retirement Accounts in a Tax-Efficient Manner

History With a Side of Fries? Inside McDonald's Storied Past

History With a Side of Fries? Inside McDonald's Storied Past

Abbott Downing Executive on New Years Resolutions for Investors

Abbott Downing Executive on New Years Resolutions for Investors