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Question your allocation to deal with recent stock market volatility

October 30, 2014

The summer stock market doldrums have morphed into a high octane volatile zig-zag. So I ask you – what is new? Haven’t we been here before? The trouble is that we just haven’t had a serious market correction since July-August 2011 and many moons before that. We have forgotten that markets go down and up, but deep in the recesses of our minds, we remember the pain of the deep market decline of 2008-2009. That is why recent headlines have scared us.

Readers who have followed my articles over the years may recall my comments about “the big mistake.” It is the sudden, emotional unobjective reaction to unexpected market volatility and the knee-jerk decision to sell into a down market thus turning a decline into a loss. It is a naturally human “buy-high, sell-low” pattern that unfortunately repeats itself in the minds of many investors.

Nicox finalizes acquisition of Aciex Therapeutics

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Aflibercept decreases exudation, does not improve VA in previously treated AMD

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Effect of Anterior Corneal Surface Asphericity Modification on Fourth-Order Zernike Spherical Aberrations

Journal of Refractive Surgery, October 2014, Volume 30 Issue 10
To evaluate the theoretical influence of the change in corneal asphericity (ΔQ) on the change in fourth-order Zernike…
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In Focus: Advances in AMD - Clinical Case: Long-term Management of Established Age-related Macular Degeneration

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Long-term management of wet age-related macular degeneration can be challenging, as medications and dosing schedules…
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Light adjustable lens allows precise refractive results

October 30, 2014
CHICAGO – At the American Academy of Ophthalmology, James Lehmann, MD, discusses his clinical study results…
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