Should Investors Brace for Late-Summer Volatility?

Many market strategists are predicting a shaky next few months of market action. Here's how to mentally steel yourself.

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The stock market is well on its way to an above-average performance for 2021. The S&P 500 has gained 18% for the year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite have improved by just a little more than 15%.

That climb hasn't come in a perfectly straight line, however, and stocks could be in for a couple shaky months – at least if seasonality has to say anything about it.

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Callie Cox
Senior Investment Strategist, Ally Invest