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Abbot Downing Strategy Report

The Worry Closet



Market swings—both up and down—continued through February and March as investors grappled with new and/or revived worries that could impact the course of the U.S. economy and markets in quarters to come. As long-term investors, however, it’s vital to focus on aspects of portfolio management and construction that can be influenced, rather than fretting over "what if" scenarios. This month's report outlines a few of the worries spilling out of investors’ long-term worry closets; but more importantly, provides insight into strategies that could help harness increased volatility.