Don’t Make These Mistakes in a Volatile Market

Last year, the stock market’s ups and downs were a gentle bobbing ride on a lazy river. This year, the market has more peaks and troughs than the Storm Runner roller coaster at Hersheypark.


In 2017, the S&P 500 had just eight days with 1 percent movements for the entire year. As of mid-April, the S&P 500 had moved up or down at least 1 percent on 28 days in 2018. That’s 15 increases – which no one complains about – and 13 drops. Thanks to all the ups and downs, the S&P 500 closed at May 29 down 0.2 percent for the year.

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