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If the wild plunges and rebounds in stock prices have made a yo-yo of your portfolio, welcome to a very big club. The gyrations in stock markets worldwide have forced investors everywhere to confront an uncomfortable reality: Short of stuffing your money in a bank or under your mattress, you have to cope with volatility and risk. Fortunately, there are ways to tame risk – even turn it to your advantage. Here are four steps that you can take to begin to reduce the risk of falling stock prices for your long-term portfolio:
Even in bear markets, stocks sometimes surge. But the key components of a secular bull market are not in place yet.
Over the long term, the range of stock market returns is more predictable than you think. The outlook for this decade isn't heartening.
When the Bernie Madoff affair shocked the nation, investors began wondering who they can trust. What matters more in an investment manager: the quality of an individual or the institution? How the pros pick who to trust with their investment funds.