Stock market volatility has been evident in every single year over the past 25 years. This has occurred in times of bull markets as well as bear markets. It is an inevitable part of a normal market cycle and it bares significance to recognize it and accept it. Volatility is never an absolute experience and its impact has been historically muted for those investors that keep their emotional response at bay. As we enter the next secular economic growth cycle, investors should remain aware that it may reflect a normal cycle of market volatility, which may reflect one of amplified investor emotions. The reliance of a sound and living financial plan, along with a systematic and proven investment platform, are the key tools for attempting to amplify the success of your long-term goals. We fundamentally believe that the avoidance of short-term noise is often a benefit to both emotional and financial health.