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What’s your plan? l Insightful Investing

 

October 31, 2018



Market volatility seems like a bad thing. The news networks have a way of creating programming that keeps you watching. Fear is one of the strongest emotions in human beings. And the media has a way of playing to our basic fears. It takes a clear mind and intestinal fortitude to filter away the noise from the actual signal.

I have been through three “bear markets.” Two of those where extreme declines.

I would define those as declines of 50 percent or more. Both bear markets of 2000 and 2008-09 had declines in major indexes of 50 percent or more.

In fact, the decline of the NASDAQ in...



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