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'March Madness' in markets?

“March Madness” has always intrigued me in basketball, but now the yearly event has made its way to Wall Street, dribbling away investor’s profits.

The Dow Jones industrial average experienced triple-digit swings four of last week’s five trading days. By Monday, however, the market was up more than 180 points in early trading, and investors were shooting threes again.


How not to worry about stock-market volatility

The fact is that stocks are among the most volatile of all investment asset classes, but they also provide the most growth over time, especially relative to inflation. They illustrate the underlying tenet of investing: If you want more return, you must take on more risk.

If you are worried about your portfolio right now given the recent volatility, following are four possible reasons and some simple ways to overcome them.

How not to worry about stock-market volatility

The fact is that stocks are among the most volatile of all investment asset classes, but they also provide the most growth over time, especially relative to inflation. They illustrate the underlying tenet of investing: If you want more return, you must take on more risk.

If you are worried about your portfolio right now given the recent volatility, following are four possible reasons and some simple ways to overcome them.

How not to worry about stock-market volatility

The fact is that stocks are among the most volatile of all investment asset classes, but they also provide the most growth over time, especially relative to inflation. They illustrate the underlying tenet of investing: If you want more return, you must take on more risk.

If you are worried about your portfolio right now given the recent volatility, following are four possible reasons and some simple ways to overcome them.

Stock momentum still with the bulls

For now, market momentum is clearly with the bulls. As of Friday, the major averages were all up more than 5 percent, with the Standard & Poor's 500 index surpassing the 2,100 mark and sentiment rarely higher.


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