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Market Fluctuations

Investment Strategies for Volatile Markets
These five investment strategies can help you ride out the bumps and keep you focused on your long-term goals.
Don’t Try to Time the Market

Keep in mind that fleeing the market to reduce losses could mean losing out on potential gains from any market recovery.

Nearing Retirement in a Volatile Market

Six ways for investors nearing retirement to deal with uncomfortable — and inevitable — market ups and downs.

Are You Emotionally Invested in the Market?

Remain focused on your long-term plan and avoid making rash decisions based on short-term market fluctuations.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.