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Bulls, Bears and Volatility

Episode length 17:38

November 29, 2018

Merrill Perspectives

Markets often go through periods when they zoom up and down. But does this volatility mean a bear market is on the way, and what’s the best way for investors to react? In “Bulls, Bears and Volatility,” our hosts explain what it means for all of us.

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When the stock market is up 500 points one day and down a thousand points the next day, it can feel like a very big deal. Those kinds of market swings can be unsettling – they certainly don’t feel normal.


Could these be a sign that a run-up in stock prices is over, and this is the beginning of a bear market? Our hosts, Candace Browning, Michael Hartnett and Chris Hyzy, take a long view and look at how market volatility has played out in the past, and what it’s sometimes meant for the future. They also offer suggestions for how you might seek opportunities when the market gets choppy.

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