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Stocks Are Falling: Here's What To Keep In Mind

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The stock fell on Thursday in one of the worst sessions we've seen so far this year.

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During intraday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,000 points, or 3%, while the S&P 500 fell 4% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell more than 5%.

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The loss was a major turnaround on Wednesday after one of the best market days of the year.

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Stocks rallied after comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell that the central bank was not considering an increase of 75 basis points anytime soon.

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The Dow ended the day up 932 points, or 2.81%, and the S&P 500 rose 2.99% for both averages,

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the best performance since 2020. The Nasdaq also gained 3.19%.

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While this type of whiplash can be worrying for investors, experts have cautioned against making hasty decisions when the market is down.

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Volatility can create opportunities to buy more of your preferred stock and prepare for future gains.

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Certified financial planner Brad Lineberger, president of Carlsbad-based Seaside Wealth Management,

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said all investors should accept market volatility,

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which is relatively normal, as a normal part of the investing process and the best way to beat inflation.

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