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Millennial college graduates in 2018 were in middle school the last time the markets saw prolonged volatility. As investors, they are comfortable putting their money in speculative investments. But they need a better understanding of portfolio diversification for times of instability. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Last month investors saw an unfamiliar color when they checked their brokerage accounts: red. Worries over rising interest rates and geopolitical concerns caused investors to flee stocks and move into more stable options like cash and bonds.

This is exotic to some investors, after witnessing the economic climate over the past 10 years. In fact, the market has seen uninterrupted growth for over 3,453 days, surpassing the previous record set between 1990 and 2000.

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