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Investors need to keep emotions under control in this volatile market

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Whether you’re new to investing or have been in the market for years, you may feel a little bit like you are lost at sea looking for a safe harbor.

Investors are contending with a confluence of market forces such as inflation, interest rates increasing, and the Russia/Ukraine conflict.  This is a troublesome combination of macroeconomic factors that has combined with a world still dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

The changes in the market have prompted many investors to look for portfolio strategies on how to navigate this market.  Although no one can perfectly predict what is going to happen next, there are strategies that investors can consider implementing to help manage their portfolios through this volatility.

The starting point for every investor should be to take the emotion out of investing. The key, of course, is to avoid making irrational investing decisions.

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