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The Silver Lining Behind the Market's Recent Volatility

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The stock market has been acting up lately, with fears about what the Federal Reserve and other central banks will do rippling throughout the global financial markets. Yet, as painful as losses can be, they can be a good guide to show you what your true risk tolerance is.

In the following video, Fool contributor Dan Caplinger looks at how wild moves in stock markets expose the true risk involved in investing in stocks. For those who learn that they're not comfortable with stock volatility, Dan has some guidance on strategies to consider, with a particular emphasis on avoiding ill-advised money moves that often work, but aren't appropriate in the current market environment.

The best investing approach is to choose great companies and stick with them for the long term. The Motley Fool's free report, "3 Stocks That Will Help You Retire Rich," names stocks that could help you build long-term wealth and retire well, along with some winning wealth-building strategies that every investor should be aware of. Click here now to keep reading.


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Dan Caplinger
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Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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