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Time to Worry: Investors Are Confident Again

New data shows that individual investors dove into the market when volatility spiked in December

At the end of last year, oil and the Russian ruble crashed, the VIX volatility index doubled, and U.S. stocks dropped 5 percent from their high — all circumstances that normally shake an investor's confidence. Not this time, though: New data from Fidelity shows that while the world panicked, many individual investors in the U.S. were buying stocks. 

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