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Volatility is back

Six years into a bull market, pullbacks are expected. Get insights from our experts—and what you can do.

Global risks rise

Global risks rise
Economic instability in China raises risk of global deflation.

Stocks wilt as China slows

Market update: Stocks volatile
Seesaw trading accentuates tumultuous summer.

Market pullback: History lessons

Market pullback: History lessons
Why this may not be the start of a bear market.

7 things to know now

7 things to know now
Why this isn't likely the start of a bear market, and more.

5 trading tips for volatile markets

5 trading tips for volatile markets
Pros' guide to making the most of big price swings.

What you can do: 6 strategies

What you can do: 6 strategies
Why it pays to have a plan and stick with it.

September business cycle: Global risks rise
Economic instability in China raises the risks of global deflation, but U.S. economy is solid.

Market pullback: History lessons
Why the recent pullback may be more like 1997 and 2011 than 1998 or 2014.

Interest-rate hike: Liftoff? Or not?
It seemed the Fed would hike rates in September, but recent events may delay that.

Perspective on the pullback
China faces issues, but the selloff is creating opportunity.
7 things to know now
Why this isn’t likely the start of a bear market, but volatility may be the new normal.

Market update: Stocks volatile 
Seesaw trading accentuates tumultuous summer. Get insight.


The China factor
It’s not just about market volatility. It’s about a structural shift to slower growth.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Foreign investments involve greater risk than US investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations.
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Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.71.5
A bear for bonds?
Dramatically higher interest rates and sustained losses on bonds appear unlikely.

Puerto Rico debt woes
The island’s financial woes may drive headlines, but volatility should be contained.
Looking for income
Consider high-dividend-yielding stocks, preferreds, convertibles, and REITs.


In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.
High yield/non-investment grade bonds involve greater price volatility and risk of default than investment grade bonds.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.71.5
Before investing in any mutual fund you should consider its investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus, offering circular or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
Option trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex option strategies carry additional risk. Prior to trading options, you must receive from Fidelity Investments a copy of "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options," by clicking on the hyperlink, and call 800-FIDELITY to be approved for option trading. Supporting documentation for any claims, if appropriate, will be furnished upon request.
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Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice. The information herein is general and educational in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.71.5

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