These money and investing tips can help you handle the year’s most volatile month for stocks


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These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, offer advice and insights for portfolio management during October — the year’s most volatile month. Volatility by definition is upsetting and unsettling, but savvy investors know how to respond to Mr. Market’s reactive personality and even capitalize on timely opportunities.

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