To say that the stock market has been volatile of late would be an exercise in understatement. Since early October, the market has gone on a virtual rollercoaster ride of big up days, and even bigger down days. And just when we thought the ride might be over, well, the wildness just continues.
So, what do these latest price swings mean for the markets at large, and your money in particular? Should you be worried or concerned? Is there something you should be doing now that you aren’t doing?
In this timely episode of the Science of Economic Freedom, “Talking Markets with Don Calcagni,” I have a conversation with the Mercer Advisors Chief Investment Officer that covers, among many other subjects, what’s driving the volatility and why it hasn’t subsided yet.
Topics included in this episode:
• How to keep the market swings in perspective
• Why you should look at percentages, not “points”
• What market sectors have been fueling the selling (hint: FAANGs)
• The yield curve and its predictive properties regarding recessions
• What clients should do now (hint: stay focused)
• How a good advisor can help investors weather market storms
• Avoiding the urge to “do something”
• Plus, much more…
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