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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.

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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…

Develop your own primary care report card

October 29, 2014
As optometrists continue to evolve as essential primary health care providers in their expanded role in health care reform, a number of us are…
In the Journals

Patient costs greater at hospital-owned physician groups

October 28, 2014
Hospital-owned physician groups, often aggregated in order to provide coordinated care, had higher costs per patient than physician-owned…
Institution Notes

Institute of Medicine elects 70 new members

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The Institute of Medicine elected 70 new members during its annual meeting on Oct. 20.Election to the IOM, considered one of the highest honors in…

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