It’s hard to realize it in the moment, but the only reason people make money in the stock market is because stocks occasionally do go down! It never feels good when they do, and recently the speed at which they’ve dropped is painful, but this is all part of the game we’ve chosen to play.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘It’s Normal for the Stock Market to Go Down’ – Casey Mullooly – Mullooly Asset Show
- The stock market has gotten off to a bumpy start in 2022. In this week’s video, Casey shares some statistics about what’s been happening underneath the hood of the stock market.
‘Some Things I Remind Myself During Market Corrections’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- When things get tough in the market, it’s nice to have some reassuring “commandments” to live by. In this post, Ben revisits a few important things he likes to tell himself when the market corrects.
‘Do Less or Do More’ – Michael Batnick – The Irrelevant Investor
- It’s safe to say that daily volatility has returned to the market as we saw a pretty wild day yesterday. Michael notes a few times in history when the Russell 2000 was -2.5% in the morning and finished +2%. It’s happened before near market tops AND market bottoms. So what do we do with this information?
‘We Don’t Get to Choose’ – Blair duQuesnay – The Belle Curve
- Wouldn’t it be nice and convenient if we all got to choose when the market sold off? Unfortunately for us, we do not. Blair writes about market sell-offs and how it affects recent retirees, business owners, and everyday investors alike.