Category: Stock Market

How Does the Economy Affect Investments? This Compass Shows You

    In today’s economy, it can be difficult to know what investments are most favored or held back by economic conditions. One effective solution is to classify investment vehicles according to how they perform when the economy is changing in a particular way. The diagram above is shaped like a compass. It’s a simple scheme […]

Where is the Stock Market Panic Now?

It occurred to me this week that I had not heard much about the stock market since it started going south in January.  So I perused the Internet and came across some interesting article headlines from times past: “Dow Falls Below 8,000: First Time Since ’03” (ABC News, Nov. 19, 2008) “Wall Street Cheers as […]

Investment Panic Doesn’t Pay

I recall during the market and housing crash of fall 2008 that many savers were running from the stock market.  As panic ensued, the strategy of “buy high, sell low” became commonplace, and those who stayed the path of regularly saving and investing in equities were viewed as risky and idealistic.  This prompted me to […]

Mattress Investing Revisited

“I’ve found that when the market’s going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won’t get there by reading ‘Now is the time to buy.’”   Peter Lynch The stock market fall of 2008 sent many into a tailspin: moving money, selling equities, taking losses.  Some […]

The Stock Market: In the Long Run, It’s All About Earnings, Not Panic

Here we go again.  Panic in the stock market has set in, yet again, due to every direct or indirect domestic or international incident known to man.   Maybe Greece.   Maybe Senate-passed financial regulations.  Maybe unemployment.  Maybe somebody pressed the wrong button on their computer.  Or maybe somebody sneezed.  I was tempted to write a much […]