None of us knows if or when the stock market will suffer a so-called “correction.” What we do know is that when managing your investments, look beyond the volatility of the day focusing instead on adhering to your strategy. Continue to save, invest and maintain an investment mix that is appropriate for your time horizon, health/personal status and risk tolerance. These are the variables you can control and the most likely to determine whether you succeed at reaching your investment goals. Paper losses only become real when the security is sold and volatility is the market’s way of testing your level of commitment and courage. And volatility does not equal loss, unless you sell.