Strategies for uncertain times

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

Washington watch

Four experts on post-election market moves and policies ahead.

Tips for volatility

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

6 habits of successful investors

Planning, consistency, and sound fundamentals can improve results.

Upside to down markets

Here are five ways that may help take advantage of falling prices.

May market outlook
Earnings growth continues, but gap narrows between growth in the U.S. and world.

Mixed news on stocks
U.S. stocks are pricey. Keep an eye on earnings and foreign stocks.

Economy: Trade risks
Consider global stocks and inflation-resistant assets; avoid asset allocation bets.
Global growth picks up
Despite risks, global growth looks more synchronized. Consider global equities, inflation protection.

Global convergence
With international and U.S. stocks on the rise, portfolios with exposure to both could benefit.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
This information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor.
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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Young investors: Beat market volatility
If you’re many years from retirement, keep saving—and view market dips as opportunities.

Financials: Deregulation?
New policy announcements indicate years of increasing regulations might begin to ease.

Washington and sectors
As the new administration takes over, find out what potential changes could impact stocks.
The pros' guide to diversification
How a mix of investments can make a big difference in your long-term investing success.

Top investing ideas for 2017
Our experts weigh in on disruptive trends that may reshape the markets, and offer their top investing ideas.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
This information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor.
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
637351.73.9
What to know about higher interest rates
Four reasons why bond investors may want to ignore short-term concerns about an interest rate change.

Navigating interest rates changes
Learn about interest rates and key considerations when they are rising or falling. Watch this Learning Center video.
Seek more yield on your cash
CDs and short-duration bonds may offer higher yields but more risk than savings accounts.

How and why to build a bond ladder
A bond ladder can help to generate a stream of income and manage interest rate risk.
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.
This information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor.
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.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.73.9
Buying the market pullbacks
Sudden price declines can be nerve-wracking, but they may provide opportunities for some.

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

How to short stocks
Selling short is a trading strategy for down markets, but there are risks.
The bear put spread
How you may profit from a falling stock price, while potentially limiting risk.

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

Protect your profits
Learn how put options can help protect your potential gains and limit your exposure to risk.
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This information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor.
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.
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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Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
This information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor.
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
637351.73.9