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How to Make Market Volatility Work for You

There are more certainties in life than just death and taxes. For instance: If you invest money in the stock market, you certainly will face market volatility now and then.

Periods of high volatility are normal. Investors need to understand that life - and markets - will go on. And they can be just as profitable as before.

What do the crash of 1929, the crash of 1987 (Black Monday) and the 2007-09 bear market have in common? Somebody made a killing by buying low when everyone else was worried about volatility.

Right now, everyone is abuzz over this year's dark turn toward high volatility. But think about this: The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index now trades where it was last November, and things seemed

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