Volatility is back

Almost seven years into a bull market, pullbacks are expected. Get insights on the markets and economy.

April economic check-in

A pickup in inflation may surprise many investors. Learn what it could mean for stocks and bonds.

Stocks rallied. What’s next?

Our expert looks at what it will take for the market to break out to new highs and for the bull market to resume.

Quarterly market update: April

After a rocky start to the year, a stabilizing global economy should help support stocks, say our experts.

6 volatility strategies

When markets get choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.

Fidelity Viewpoints 5: April themes
Sectors are in focus, as financials, telecom, and technology, plus gold, may present opportunities.

Lessons from the Fed
The Fed decided not to raise rates and lowered expectations for 2016 moves. Here is what it may mean.

Global volatility remains
The outlook for the U.S. markets remains positive despite global growth concerns, says our expert.

Markets: Recession risks low
Late-cycle indicators have risen recently, but the likelihood of a recession in the U.S. remains low.
What's behind the market pullback?
Oil prices aren't the only challenge. See what changes in earnings expectations may mean for stocks.

Market upheaval: China is key
Although China's capital outflows and currency present major risks, a U.S. recession in 2016 remains unlikely.

Economic check-in: Surprise on the upside?
The economy may be better than many think, and there may be upside for stocks this year.
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.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.72.25
Time to invest in energy stocks?
An unprecedented pullback in oil prices could spell opportunity for long-term investors.

2016 stock outlook: As the tide turns
Focus on quality, valuation, and durable growth, say four leading Fidelity fund managers.

Buying the market pullbacks
Sudden price declines can be nerve-wracking, but they may provide opportunities for some.
Harvesting losses: One benefit of a correction
Taking losses on investments may be especially attractive this year—even if you didn’t have gains to offset.

The pros' guide to diversification
How a mix of investments can make a big difference in your long-term investing success.

4 reasons to like consumer staples stocks
Stocks in this sector have historically produced relatively high returns and low volatility.
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
637351.72.25
How high and how fast?
As the Fed weighs another rate hike, Fidelity bond managers eye new opportunities.

Bonds and rising rates
Consider four reasons that slowly rising rates should not worry long-term investors.
A bear for bonds?
Dramatically higher interest rates and sustained losses on bonds appear unlikely.
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
637351.72.25
ETFs for volatility
Minimum volatility funds are one option if you are concerned about the market.

5 trading tips for volatile markets
For shorter-term investors, big price moves can present both risks and opportunities.

Tax loss harvesting using ETFs
You may be able to reduce your tax bill by using exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Trade like a butterfly
Read about this limited-risk option strategy that can help you manage volatility.

Straddling the market
Here's another options strategy designed to profit when you expect a big move.

The long strangle
This strategy is designed to profit when you expect a big move.
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.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.72.25
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
637351.72.25