It's easy to get caught up in day-to-day gloom-and-doom headlines and bury your head in the sand, but a quick look at where the Dow Jones Industrial (INDEX: ^DJI) trades after surviving what seems like a volatile year reveals that buy-and-hold investors prevail yet again. The Dow has risen a respectable 8% for the year so far, and still trades for conservative multiples. For those investors worried about the investing environment going forward, the Volatility Index (INDEX: ^VIX) still sits near long-term lows and some quality blue chips on the Dow are trading for historic discounts.
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