The articles selected for this page discuss one or more essential principles of intelligent investment. Perhaps the most important thing investors must do is avoid panic during market declines. Coping With Market Meltdowns was written in March 2009 and Coping With Market Meltdowns II was written in March 2020, both periods of tremendous market volatility. Readers may want to begin with those articles. There is a separate archive for all book reviews related to investing.