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Market volatility can make anyone nervous. Here’s what investors should know about dealing with it.
While staying the course may be hard on your nerves, it can be healthier for your portfolio.
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Exchanges may halt trading when the S&P 500 Index® drops quickly. Here’s how “circuit breakers” work and what they’re supposed to do.
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Recent FICO changes could impact your credit score, but the fundamentals of good credit remain the same.
The coronavirus crisis led the Fed to cut interest rates and is fueling extraordinary market volatility. Meanwhile, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has narrowed.
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It was another wildly volatile week, with investors nerves frayed and fundamentals yet to “catch down” to the market.

On Financial Decoder, we often emphasize the importance of taking a long-term approach to investing, but not everyone has that luxury.

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The coronavirus outbreak has affected global supply chains, consumer demand and interest rates. In response, we’re downgrading Financials and upgrading Utilities.
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Despite lower prices and higher relative yields, there’s room for prices of high-yield bonds, preferred securities and bank loans to fall further.
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Themes of equality and opportunity during Women's History month reinforce the importance of financial independence.

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