volatility is almost always associated with losing value. Although that’s true for those investors that willfully liquidate their holdings, long-term investors have historically seen tremendous benefits from times of equity market stress, as depicted by the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 index. By recognizing the natural and healthy cycle of volatility, and accepting its frequency and potential magnitude, investors have the ability to acquire equity exposure at a discount. By employing objectivity and rational analysis, volatility has the ability to enhance long-term returns.
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