Risk, not volatility, is the real enemy

Grant us investors the wisdom to know the difference

Christine Benz 6 March, 2020 | 1:53AM

Fish hook

As the market has been dropping in recent days, what has been your strategy? 

a. Add more money to my account.
b. Hold steady with what I've got.
c. Leave my money in, but be beside myself with worry.
d. Yank my money; I wouldn't be able to stand any more losses.

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Christine Benz

Christine Benz  Christine Benz is Morningstar's director of personal finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and the Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success. Follow Christine on Twitter: @christine_benz.

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