How to Make Volatility Into a Profitable Friend

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By Eric Reed When markets get crazy, opportunities can develop for investors with the right mindset. Volatile markets generate lots of headlines and angst. But volatility is a difficult thing to trade. It’s the favorite engine of day traders, who often make their money on the intraday buzz of the market. But the problem is that, by its very nature, volatility is unpredictable. In fact, among those day traders who love their fizzing stocks, some studies suggest that anywhere between 80 and 95 percent lose money. So, how can you make volatility work in your own portfolio? Real Money Columnist Pa…

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