What Will the Stock Market Do Next?

If you're feverishly worrying and wondering, then you've got a big problem: You aren't an investor. You're a gambler. And a bad one at that. Here's how you should be thinking about the markets instead.

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America is a great country, but the U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee always-rising markets. For those investors who are scared about the big drops and volatility that the stock market has been experiencing lately, I sat down and I wanted to write a reassuring message. I wanted to express my empathy. Somehow, I found that my reservoir of empathy was empty: After recent declines, the market is still up 20-something percent from the beginning of 2017.

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Vitaliy Katsenelson, CEO and CIO
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Investment Management Associates

Vitaliy Katsenelson is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates. He has written two books on investing, which were published by John Wiley & Sons and have been translated into eight languages. Sign up here to get Katsenelson's latest articles in your inbox.