Markets in Motion - Addressing Volatility

Market volatility can rattle even the most committed investors.

One day up. Next day down. Market volatility can chip away at your confidence and even prompt drastic requests that could deter your long-term goals. Understanding market volatility can help you stay focused during turbulent times and make more informed investment decisions.

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Markets in Motion Series

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Weathering Market Swings (part 1 of 8)

Weather turbulence and avoid the futility of market timing to cut losses.

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Combating Downturns (part 2 of 8)

Learn more about a known remedy for combating the effects of market downturns.

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Winning with Defense (part 3 of 8)

When the going gets rough, portfolios need a high-quality defensive line. Find out if your players measure up.

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Rebalancing in Style (part 4 of 8)

See how re-balancing their stock mix may reduce overall risk.

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Working Through Recession Fears (part 5 of 8)

New jobs are fueling economic growth, which may ease your recession worries—for now. Explore this bright spot and prepare your retirement portfolio for what lies ahead.

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Understanding Sequence Risk (part 6 of 8)

What you don't know may hurt you. Understand the sequence of returns risk and reinforce your target-date fund selection.

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5 Tips for Turbulent Times (part 7 of 8)

Get practical do's and don'ts of dealing with market volatility.

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Thinking Beyond Stocks and Bonds (part 8 of 8)

See how alternative investments have the potential to mitigate the impact of declines on portfolios.

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The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.

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