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Fearing volatility? Here’s help


It’s been a rough couple of months for markets as they’ve faced geopolitical turmoil, interest rate hikes, tariff talks and surprising company revelations (think Facebook and Tesla).

As any veteran investor knows, we’ve been here before—perhaps a little too often in the past decade or so.

But that’s cold comfort during any dip, never mind if volatility is happening at while you’re embarking on retirement planning or thinking of investing for the first time.

Never fear: we have resources to help you understand volatility and how to cope with it.

Financial planning

How advisors help in choppy markets

Here’s how financial advisors guide clients through good times and bad

Embrace volatility with dollar-cost averaging

Automation can take the emotion out of investing, but does it always work?


Scared of risk? Thank your past

Your formative experiences can make you hate risk. Here are ideas for calming fearful investors

Why you should care about volatility (but not too much)

What is volatility, anyway?

Tips for new investors

Three advisors share their insights for first-timers

Advisor to Client Partner content iconOur AdvisorToClient partner Manulife Investments offers even more resources for coping with unpredictable markets.


Advisor to Client podcast iconInvestments: Unplugged: Market volatility

Helpful insights for understanding recent ups and downs

Financial planning

Advisor to Client Video iconInsights: What is estate planning?

If you’re worried about market noise, an advisor can help you see the big picture–such as planning your legacy.

Advisor to Client Video iconInsights: Death, fees and taxes

When markets are unpredictable, it’s time to go back to basics. Minimizing tax helps in any environment