To say that these are testing times for investors would be stating the obvious. On a year-to-date basis, equity markets have been at their volatile best. In the recent past, the central bank’s attempts to bolster the rupee have ended up spooking debt markets. And to further worsen matters, the long-favoured bastion of investors – gold, has lost some of its sheen. We present a 5-point checklist of dos and don’ts to help investors ride out the seemingly-dire environment.