Today, there is a spreading consensus that the short term in the market is becoming riskier. We don’t disagree. While two years ago, most economies were accelerating their growth, now most are slowing down. In our latest market commentary, we look at the “lend and spend” strategy of lowering interest rates to promote economic growth.
Most people have experienced that moment of confusion when someone from a younger generation uses a slang word or phrase…
The longer I watch the world turn, the more interesting things get, and more clarity I have about how I should be involved.
Like the ebb and flow of the tide, we saw markets rush upward in January only to see them retreat back in February and March. We have also seen a few historically large single-day declines, only to see a big rebound a few days later. The primary reason given for this volatility has been broad concern about tariffs and a looming trade war with China.
We have an almost incomprehensible amount of information at our fingertips. Making use of that information is another thing entirely. In personal finance, like many other aspects of life, asking the right question is the essential element in decision making.
Faith and hope can take many forms. Belief in “big data” makes it easy to think that if you have enough hard data, the truth will emerge. We see this regularly when people expect there to be a simple, technical answer to how much money they need to retire.