If you are an investor, I’m going to guess that recent stock market activity has your attention. We are talking about large daily losses, the largest since the 2020 coronavirus bear market. Just this past Thursday, May 5, the Dow (Dow Jones Industrial Average) fell more than 1,100 points for a percentage decline of 3.3%.
Short-term traders can actually benefit from volatility. But most investors would rather see less volatility and long-lasting, strong uptrends. Ideal markets – that is, stock markets that don’t decline – are nonexistent.