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August Is Just Around The Corner

This past week's events are a gentle reminder that geopolitical news around the globe can affect Markets at a moment's notice.For a time Stocks seemed to shake off bad news on a weekly basis as the Dow charged higher.Just maybe the Markets are returning to a more normal pattern where events really do matter.The bounce back today following a downslide on Thursday is also healthy behavior bringing some sanity into the mix.With light trading coming in August due to vacations a chance for more volatility may be apparent.Sticking to a disciplined game plan is essential for future success.A Market correction will not advertise itself in advance of a big drop.Staying alert to news events will be a smart move in the future.The Summer of 2014 has gone very well for some traders so far.The Winds of August could change the game very quickly.Be prepared.