Control What You Can When Volatility Shakes Market Confidence

If you often feel anxious about what's happening with the stock market -- especially in regard to your retirement savings -- you're not alone.

Emotional reactions to the daily ups and downs of both global and U.S. markets are so common that the financial education site Investopedia created the Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI). This site charts investor sentiment based on reader interest in 12 financial terms, including words like "correction," "bear market," "bankruptcy" and "debt."

It can be compelling -- and oddly calming -- to check the index and compare your concerns with millions of others around the world, helping you to understand that

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