After multiple quarters of smooth sailing, the market’s waters are starting to get a bit choppy.
Volatility has come back in a major way as investors are no longer able to brush off various events in the face of high valuations. But, thanks to the lack of jumpiness, many investors have forgotten some of the most basic rules about volatility fighting.
That could be a major problem. High volatility is one of the easiest ways to zap returns and reduce balances for the long haul.
However, investors don’t have to sit idly by and watch their portfolios get tossed around in the new market paradigm. There are steps – with some pretty basic – that help reduce the risk of volatility and smooth out your ride. It’s time investors once again embrace volatility management.