Compared to the world of 30 years ago, the road to investing is filled with distractions. Advances in technology have made it possible to be active 24 hours a day, amplifying what’s called a fear of missing out (FOMO) in our lives.Continue reading
As the saying goes, investing in real estate is all about location, location, location. Investing in a globally diversified equity stock market has a similar imperative: Patience, patience, patience.
Returns may or may not come when you want them to come, but successful investors are usually patient people. For example, when the S&P 500 had disappointing returns in the first decade (2000-2009), one would have had a less than zero return, yet that doesn’t mean it was a bad place to invest. Why? Simply put, it’s because we don’t know when the returns for asset classes will happen — but it may not offer any of the immediate gratification we’ve all come to expect in this society.Continue reading
There’s an image in people’s minds of the stock market being a roller coaster. In other words, you start at one point, go through a wild ride with a lot of ups and downs, twists and turns, and then, at the end of the ride, you basically don’t feel well and end up in the same spot.Continue reading
Market-related anxieties, fears, and hopes are always going to be out there — along with headline news stories. The headlines might make your head spin. Stop worrying! These concerns are already factored into the price of the stocks and businesses.Continue reading
In the last six months of 2018, the S&P 500 of the Dow Jones dropped about 20%. And since Christmas Eve, which marked the bottom of the drop, the market has rebounded most of its losses. So the question people are asking is: What do we do now?