[From The Archives] Peter Lynch On Investing In Volatile MarketsRupert Hargreaves
"The stock market is a volatile animal. There have been some traumatic declines in the stock market in the last year. Historically we have a decline of 10% or more about once every two years. That's the nature of the market, even in good markets we have declines, and trying to predict its direction over the near term is an exercise in futility. Behind all the smoke and noise on the market's surface, it's important to remember that companies – small, medium and large – make up the market's backbone. And corporate earnings drive stock prices. If . . .
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