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Volatility Is Actually Good for the Stock Market’s Returns

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Despite the recent market slide, investors need to avoid making rash decisions because volatility is a positive sign that equities will yield higher returns in the long-term, said Edison Byzyka, vice president of investments for Hefty Wealth Partners in Auburn, Ind.

Downside market volatility is not only “an important aspect of well-functioning financial markets,” it is also “nothing short of expected normal market behavior that needs to occur,” Byzyka said.