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FYI: How well will your stock fund hold up in a bear market? To answer that question, traders and analysts often rely on statistical ways of measuring volatility—the most prominent among them being standard deviation, which tells you how far a series of returns swings from the average over a given period. But such metrics don’t always offer a clear picture of how resilient a fund is likely to be in tough times. Regards, Ted https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-the-market-declines-two-funds-to-consider-1499652420