After the Dow fell 1,000 points, millennials wonder whether it’s finally time to take the plunge

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -4.15% and the S&P 500 making dramatic drops in recent days, now may not look like the most appealing moment for first-time investors to enter the stock market, but that’s exactly what they should be doing, experts say.

People who have never bought stocks before should think about starting now, said Andrea Coombes, investment and retirement expert at personal-finance site NerdWallet said, especially millennials and young people starting out in their careers and have decades before retirement. “Any time the stock market takes a dip, it is like a store-wide sale,” she said.

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