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Market Movements

Market Movements

Fiscal-stimulus hopes led to the second consecutive day of strong gains pushing the S&P 500 Index to its biggest two-day increase since November 2008. In addition, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jump of more than 11% Tuesday was its biggest one-day gain since March 1933.

Trying to time the market is extremely difficult. While the recent market volatility understandably creates emotional moments, history has proven that a majority of the best days in the market come within two weeks of the worst days. Investing for the future, while managing this volatility, should result in a better outcome in the long run.


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