Not that we should’ve expected anything to change just because the calendar flipped to 2023, but this year’s market has started off right where 2022 left off. Data-driven and volatile. It might be true that the market really doesn’t know what month or year it is.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Why Markets Were Down in 2022’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- At this point, we know the numbers for just how bad the markets were in 2022. But why? In this post, Ben breaks down a number of different reasons why the market performed the way it did last year.
‘Nine Retirement Myths’ – Richard Quinn – Humble Dollar
- Plenty of experts have plenty of thoughts about retirement, and how it should look. In this post, Richard pokes some holes in nine different myths about retirement, and if you’re closing in on your retirement – check it out!
‘Your 401(k) Isn’t Enough: To Invest for Retirement, Build Friendships and Hobbies’ – Anne Tergesen – The Wall Street Journal
- When it comes to your retirement, having enough money is only a part of the equation. To have a truly successful retirement, you need to enjoy your life after you stop working! To do that, you need friends and hobbies and things to do. This article discusses that aspect of retirement.
‘Where to Keep Your Cash Amid High Inflation and Rising Interest Rates’ – Kate Dore – CNBC
- It seems as though higher interest rates and still-high inflation are going to stick around into 2023. This article discusses where to stash your cash considering those two economic points.