Market Volatility: Three Points to Keep in Mind amid the Turmoil
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No investing strategy can overcome all market volatility or guarantee future results.
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Glossary of Terms
A basis point (BPS) is equal to 1/100th of 1%, or 0.0001.
U.S. Treasuries are securities – such as bills, notes, and bonds – that are debt obligations of the U.S. government.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ.
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