At the end of 2014, we predicted volatility would build throughout the year and then govern the markets altogether in the last half of 2015.
This deceptively simple prediction was quickly proved right, starting last January when the Swiss de-coupled the franc from the euro and sent their currency soaring - and global markets and forex positions tumbling.
So it was we were ready, with cash in hand and ready to buy, when the markets tanked on Aug. 24, 2015, sending the VIX to a six-and-a-half-year high of 53. Adding risk at that moment, when everyone else was selling, gave us some of the best entry points of the year on some quality stocks, like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).
And that paid off handsomely as investors bid up stocks throughout November and December of this past year and we took some money off the table.
The volatility that we experienced and profited from in 2015 is only going to intensify as a full-fledged bear market takes shape. That's why our Editors want everyone to pick up these investments as soon as possible.