Strategies for uncertain times

Get information and ideas from our professionals on what to do when things get rocky in the stock markets.

The first 100 days: What's ahead

What the first 100 days of the new administration may mean for the economy, markets, health care, and more.

Washington and sectors

As the new administration takes over, some potential changes could impact stocks.

Post-election market shifts

From stock and bond markets to interest rates and currencies, four charts illustrate some stark post-election shifts.

Strategies for volatile markets

When the stock market gets choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.

The economy: uncertainty and optimism
China's economic recovery and potential policy changes from Washington may boost growth and inflation—but also uncertainty.

Outlook 2017: Fade or follow?
Stocks have rallied based on a new regime in Washington. But will the rally fade or follow into 2017?
Key takeaways for Q1 2017
Global economy accelerates in 2016, markets bounce back, but potential policy concerns from Washington remain.

A 20-year view of growth
Global growth should remain positive, but slow, and contribute to lower investment returns.
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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Top investing ideas for 2017
Our experts weigh in on disruptive trends that may reshape the markets, and offer their top investing ideas.

International: U.S. may lead
Consider foreign stocks with U.S. growth exposure—plus select opportunities in Brazil, India, and Europe.
Young investors: Beat market volatility
If you’re many years from retirement, keep saving—and view market dips as opportunities.

The pros' guide to diversification
How a mix of investments can make a big difference in your long-term investing success.
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.
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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.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
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637351.73.2
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Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
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Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
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.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.73.2