Preparing for the Worst From Europe

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The European Summit is being held on Thursday and Friday of this week, and there's a lot of uncertainty around the eurozone at the moment. Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.1%, and the S&P 500 was down 1.6%. That was the third down day out of the last four for both indexes. David thinks investors should plan for a possible bad outcome in Europe, and recommends a strategy of "prepare, plan, and pursue." In other words, investors should prepare themselves for volatility. They should plan their investing strategies. And finally, they need to pursue a long-term strategy that they believe in. Ultimately, investors will need to have courage to buy when fear is in the market.

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