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9 Mutual Funds for Volatile Markets


It’s one of the golden rules of investing: Make a plan and stick with it. But when share prices head south (the risk of which increases as the bull market continues to age), many investors find it difficult to follow the prime directive. They panic and chuck their stocks at precisely the wrong time, when prices are down. One excellent defense against such boneheaded behavior: Cushion your portfolio against shocks with funds that keep you on track but offer a steadier ride. We have nine funds that can help you do just that.

All data is as of May 1. Sources: Morningstar, Thomson Reuters, Yahoo.

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