Avoid panic selling your investments by having a long-term financial goal and sticking to it.
Review your portfolio regularly and make sure you have the right funds to match your risk profile.
Investors with a higher appetite for risk may see a fall in the stock market as an opportunity to buy shares cheaply.
Make sure you diversify the risk in your investment portfolio by investing across a range of assets such as equities, property, fixed-interest and cash.
Save monthly rather than as a lump sum, so that even if markets fall your next monthly purchase will buy you more units for the same amount of money, and bring benefits when markets recover.
If market volatility gives you sleepless nights, then consider other investment options such as property or cash.
Make use of individual savings accounts, which allow you to invest up to £7,000 a year in shares free from capital gains tax and additional income tax.