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So we have seen more volatility this year, actually just since February. In 2017 and the first month of this year, the S&P 500 closed +/- 1% in only 8 of the days. (3% of the trading days). From February 1 - March 2, it has happened in 10 days (48% of the trading days).
This "increased" volatility is more of a return to the normal. We may have become desensitized to what is normal due to the panacea last year.
So it's a good time to remind ourselves of two straightforward ways we can mentally prepare ourselves to handle volatility (they are both in our control). Watch this one minute video to learn.