Strategies for uncertain times

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

Low volatility to high growth?

A new pro-growth administration could kick-start stocks and a stagnant U.S. economy, but bring higher inflation, too.

2016 election analysis

Fidelity experts share their views on what the results may mean for the economy, the markets, and investors.

Strategies for volatile markets

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

Upside to down markets

Even market downturns may have silver linings. Here are five ideas to take advantage of falling prices.

Economy on a slow roll
The business cycle is progressing toward the late-cycle phase as recession risks remain low.

Market check-in: six key themes
Earnings, interest rates, bond yields, and China are among the likely drivers of future market performance.

Key takeaways for Q4 2016
The global economy continued to hold up, and stock markets bounced back, but interest rate concerns remain.
Why interest rates matter
Recent market declines show the importance of interest rates in a slow-growth world, says Jurrien Timmer.

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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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.
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.
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Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
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Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
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