Guess how many bear markets you could see in a lifetime? At least 14.1 That’s assuming you’re in the market for 50 years.1 If that sounds like a lot, consider this. It’s less than the number of bull markets you’ll likely experience.1 And some of the S&P 500’s strongest days have happened in bear markets.1 Why does any […]
Did you know bear markets have been getting shorter over the last 50 years?1 That’s not oddball trivia. That fact could reset your thinking and perspective when the markets surprise you. And it’s not the only one that could keep you grounded and looking at the long term. Some of the basics about bear and […]
Pop quiz! For a bear market to begin, do stock prices have to fall by 10%, 15%, or 20% from a recent high? Do you know the answer off the top of your head? If you said 20%, you’re right!1 Drops of 10% to 19.9% are market corrections.1 On the other hand, a new bull […]
No matter the short-term noise, stick to your financial plan and stay calm The average weight of a black bear in the western U.S. ranges from 100 to 300 pounds, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. But inCalifornia, a much larger black bear – think 500 pounds – is ransacking homes and […]
What's the hardest lesson you've ever had to learn about money? What’s the most powerful one? For many folks, these lessons come from hard-earned experience.1 They aren’t taught in a classroom. Instead, many folks go to the school of hard knocks. It’s the learn-as-you-go way to understanding personal finance.1 And those lessons we pick up can shape […]
As we consider the tensions driving recent market movements, a Korean folk saying seems apt: “When whales fight, the shrimp’s back is broken.” The idea is that bystanders get hurt when big folks duke it out. What are the tensions? Who are the bystanders? Let’s discuss. A deeply feared invasion of Ukraine has happened. A […]
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