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October 05, 2010

Reducing Volatility in Turbulent Times

The past 10 years reminded investors of just how volatile markets can behave. The decade witnessed two drops in the S&P 500 in excess of 40%, corporate bonds severely underperforming government bonds in 2008 before strongly outperforming in 2009, and commodities experiencing wide price ranges illustrated by oil prices hitting highs of $140 and testing lows in the $30s.

As worries over the sustainability of an economic recovery are fueled by both media headlines and investors’ reactions to seesawing economic indicators, it would seem that heightened volatility is here for the foreseeable future.

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