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The first half of 2020 has seen a dramatic increase in stock market volatility. After beginning the year by gaining 4% through mid-March, the S&P 500 lost roughly 35% over the next four weeks. Four months from that bottom and the index now sits at break-even for the year. While it is always a good idea to review portfolio holdings and periodically rebalance your accounts, the volatility in the markets this year may call for a deeper dive to see what part of your allo