Currently, the markets are extremely volatile. I believe that it is at least partly in response to interest rate increases. Regardless of the reason, it is a fact in our economy. Volatility has always and will always occur within our markets and if you are going to be a long-term investor, you had better educate yourself and plan for how you are going to keep perspective when anxiety begins to rise. Below are two great pieces from Fidelity and Avantax that provide perspective on volatility in the market.