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February 2016

Living with Volatility, Again

Volatility is back. Just as many people were starting to think markets only ever move in one direction, the pendulum has swung the other way. Anxiety is a completely natural response to these events. Acting on those emotions, though, can end up doing us more harm than good.

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Should Investors Sell After a “Correction”?

Stock prices in markets around the world fluctuated dramatically for the week ending August 27. On Monday, August 24, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,089 points—a larger loss than the “Flash Crash” in May 2010—before rallying to close down 588. Prices fell further on Tuesday before recovering sharply on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Although the S&P 500and Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.9% and 1.1%, respectively, for the week, many investors found the dramatic day-to-day fluctuations unsettling.

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6 Reasons Why Oil Prices Are Causing Anxiety

Are low oil prices good for the economy? This week, West Texas Intermediate and Brent Oil are both trading at about $30 a barrel. There are a lot of commentators out there who make the claim that the low price of oil acts very much like a tax cut. The question of the day is, really, is that the case?

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