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6 strategies for dealing with market volatility

Market uncertainty can be alarming, but it’s a normal part of any investor’s experience. When declines in the market push you past your comfort level, keep these core strategies in mind. They can help you stay focused on your goals, and the reasons you invested in the first place.

Understand market cycles

Knowing the four stages of a market cycle can help you maintain perspective during times of uncertainty.

Control your emotions

Feeling anxious about your investment performance? These principles can help you act rationally and make decisions that benefit you in the long run.

Avoid timing the market

Here’s why missing even a few of the best days in the market can impact your long-term success.

Know your risk tolerance

Your hunger for gains should match your comfort with temporary losses. Learn how to determine your tolerance for risk.

Set your goals

Having clearly defined, goal-oriented priorities, and a plan for sticking to them, is the best path for investing success.

Take advantage of dollar cost averaginga

It’s a simple long-term strategy and a great way to take advantage of dips in the market. Find out how it works.

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