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Is Today’s Market More Volatile Than in the Past?

Posted On August 24, 2016 6:28 pm
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It’s easy to imagine that today’s world of computer driven, high-frequency trading has led to far more volatility than in the past. Many investors take this to mean that the deck is now stacked against them. However, when you actually look at the data, you find that today’s markets are no more extreme than in decades past. Which means that the same time tested, and solid, buy and hold principles still hold true today.

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Dividend Sensei
Dividend Sensei

I'm an Army veteran and former energy dividend writer for The Motley Fool. I'm a proud co-founder of Wide Moat Research, Dividend Kings, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My work can be found on Seeking Alpha, Dividend Kings, iREIT, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My goal is to help all people learn how to harness the awesome power of dividend growth investing to achieve their financial dreams and enrich their lives. With 24 years of investing experience, I've learned what works and more importantly, what doesn't, when it comes to building long-term wealth and income streams and achieving long-term financial goals.

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