Markets & Economy


Market volatility and your emotions

May 23, 2014

How to maintain a steady hand with your portfolio

It may be difficult to keep your emotions in check during market gyrations, but research shows that a steady hand may reap financial benefits. Vanguard investment experts Chris Philips and Kahlilah Dowe say that a financial advisor can be an effective behavioral coach to help you make sound decisions.

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