These big winners include the country fund that's up more than 16% in the past month, the "micro-cap" biotech stock that rose more than 13% in one week, and the gold and copper miner up 11% since we delivered it to you on Oct. 13.
It's gains like this that show leaving the markets and sitting on the sidelines is not the way to win in a volatile market environment, like the one we warned you would hit in September.
September capped off the worst third quarter for U.S. stocks in more than 80 years. The Dow fell 5% for the month, far exceeding the average 1.07% loss the index has seen in September since its 1896 launch. The S&P 500 dropped about 7% - half of the 14% loss that broad stock index incurred for the entire third quarter.
Now, November is off to a rocky start. The Dow fell 297.05 points in the month's first trading day today (Tuesday), or 2.48% to 11,657.96. The S&P 500 slipped 32.02 points, or 2.79%, and the Nasdaq was down 77.45 points, or 2.89%.
The month typically posts positive results. The Dow has ended in the green 64% of the time over the past 50 years, with an average gain of 1.22%, according to Bespoke Investment Group. But with the sovereign debt crisis in Europe far from resolved, and its effects already spreading to U.S.-based banks like MF Global (NYSE: MF), there are plenty of reasons a market whipsaw could rattle investors - if they aren't prepared.
This is why we're ready to arm you with a slew of new investing ideas and techniques to show you how to profit for the rest of the year.
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