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Strategist shares latest outlook and strategies for managing market volatility
St. Louis, Mo. – Financial services firm Edward Jones today reported that the volatility markets experienced in October is likely to continue. Daily moves that have dropped U.S. stocks roughly 10 percent from their recent record highs indicate a correction, which Edward Jones says is a return to normal volatility. As investors work to make sense of changing indicators, earnings reports and major economic news, recent volatility doesn’t mean the end of a bull market, but rather signals a later part of the economic and market cycle.
Increased market volatility is normal, but it can be uncomfortable. As part of your long-term investment strategy, holding an appropriate mix of investments, focusing on the positive fundamentals and maintaining realistic expectations can create a sense of calm and financial confidence, during market volatility.
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