MONEY WATCH: Local financial expert breaks down do's, don'ts of volatile stock market

The stock market closed in a big way to end the week. But despite the gains, the market lost 5.5 percent of its value in January.

The Dow went up triple digits Friday, gaining 396 points. The NASDAQ was also up 107 points and the S&P gained about 47.

So far, 2016 has been a year of ups and downs on the stock market. Why and what does all this volatility mean for the average person?

Brenda Merschdorf from Edward Jones Financial joined the CBS 58 News at 4 to offer answers. Click on the video above to learn more.

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