VOLATILITY RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE
After 15 straight months of record-breaking calm in the markets, we are finally seeing the return of volatility. To be clear, volatility is the norm for the stock market, not the exception. On average, the US stock market declines at least 10% roughly once a year -- and it lasts on average less than 100 days. A 10% drop is called a correction, and they are a healthy (if unpleasant) part of investing in the stock market.
There are plenty of reasons that corrections aren't as scary as you think. Here are a few ways to think about stock market sell-offs and volatility.