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Stock Market Volatility: How to Beat the Market at its Own Game

Many investors are convinced the market is stacked against them. It is…. but not for the reasons you might think. Dismal returns actually have very little to do with super computers, research, insider information or access to the trading floor. The real issue comes down to something very simple – the difference between how individuals and professionals approach stock market volatility. Most investors head for the hills when volatility rises.
Successful traders, on the other hand, embrace it because they know stock market volatility represents an opportunity.

Yes, Ezra, There Is No Santa Claus

Ezra Klein asked (and answered) in the Washington Post today, “Why are the markets down today? No reason.” What would you expect him to say? He’s a mainstream media journalist, and therefore, by definition, clueless. I took a moment to answer his rhetorical question/answer with the real explanation (as I see it) in the comments…