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One day up. Next day down. Market volatility can chip away at your confidence and even prompt drastic moves that could deter your long-term goals. Understanding market volatility can help you stay focused during turbulent times and make more informed investment decisions.
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The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.
Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.