How to make market volatility your friend
Abstract: Maintaining positions in a well-diversified portfolio is the best response to market volatility. But there may be something else investors can do: Use falling prices as an investment opportunity. As this article argues, market declines aren’t purely negative events. They can allow investors to buy stocks that would have been more expensive a month or a year previously. A sidebar discusses why, when evaluating portfolio risk, the investor’s time horizon is critical.