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Volatility is back

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

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.

2016 outlook: energy

Oil stocks seek a bottom as valuations fall, but significant risks remain.

6 volatility strategies

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

A rough start to 2016
How a slowdown in China's economy and a tightening Fed has led to turbulent markets early in 2016.

China drives market volatility
China’s struggle with growth and the U.S. interest rate increase is impacting global markets.

Volatile start to 2016
Expect elevated volatility this year, as China and rate policy weigh on markets.

Looking for signs of a turnaround
Policy divergence has been driving a stealth bear market, but its end could setup a market rebound.

Q1 2016: six key takeaways
The U.S. mid-cycle should hold steady; world economy likely to stabilize although volatility remains elevated.
Is 2015 prologue?
A look back in charts and what last year’s trends may portend for 2016.

New year, old trends
The volatile start to 2016 is a reminder that the dynamics from 2015 still drive the markets.

Top investment themes for 2016
Our leaders discuss the Fed policy shift, the energy bear market, and investment opportunities

Fed raises rates: What’s next?
The weak global economic environment suggests a shallow and gradual cycle of rate hikes.
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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2016 stock outlook: As the tide turns
Focus on quality, valuation, and durable growth, say four leading Fidelity fund managers.

2016 sector outlook
Fidelity’s sector experts share insights on the risks and opportunities facing investors as the new year dawns.

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.

ETFs for volatility
Minimum volatility funds are one option if you are concerned about the market.

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
637351.72.14
Where does the Fed go now?
After a sluggish start to 2016, the economy may slow the Fed's plans and support high-quality bonds.

Q4 bond update: The Fed effect
The Fed rate hike was expected; U.S. is tightening monetary policy while others are easing.

Fed raises rates: What’s next?
The weak global economic environment suggests a shallow and gradual cycle of rate hikes.

First rate hike: What you need to know
Five charts show the first rate increase has not been a showstopper for investors.
Bonds and rising rates
Consider four reasons that slowly rising rates should not worry long-term investors.

2016 bond outlook: Rate expectations
Bond investors should have modest expectations. But remember why you own bonds.

A bear for bonds?
Dramatically higher interest rates and sustained losses on bonds appear unlikely.

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
637351.72.14
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
637351.72.14
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
637351.72.14

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