Rhonda Ducote, President of Apriem Advisors, urges investors to remain calm in the face of stock market fluctuations in her latest column for Financial Poise. An excerpt is below:

“Stock market volatility isn’t a new concept, especially for baby boomer women….However, with headlines proclaiming catastrophic loses and record point drops for popular indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it can be easy to get spooked by market fluctuations.

In the post 2008-2009 crisis years, stock market volatility has lessened, rebounding to fresh highs, but the anxiety surrounding stocks persists some 10 years later. The key to demystifying the markets and avoiding fearfully motivated reactions is to put the recent movements into a friendlier framework.”

Read the full article here.