Think back to the last time the market swung wildly. Did you cheer the up days and fear the down ones? Were there multiple big drops accompanied by worrisome media headlines? Market volatility refers to how much market returns vary from their average over time. While volatility isn’t necessarily a bad thing, many folks struggle to navigate these short-term wiggles successfully.
The word “volatility” is often used to describe the downside moves, but volatility to the upside is a crucial part of stocks’ long-term positive returns. Despite their proven long-term track record, many investors fall victim to short-sightedness and other emotions that could prevent them from reaching their long-term goals.
In this free guide, we provide an overview of volatility, what it means for your portfolio and how you can use it to your advantage. You also may benefit from the following topics covered in the guide:
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