We’re into October, and hopefully the markets get LESS spooky this month than they have been all year. Historically, October of a mid-term election year have been relatively strong for the market, but we’ll see how things shake out this year.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Don’t Expect Investment Returns to Make Up For Underfunded Goals’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- In this week’s podcast, Tom, Tim, Brendan and Casey discuss the near forced liquidation of some pension funds in the United Kingdom. They breakdown the volatile U.K. bond market and highlight some broader implications for investors here at home.
‘7th Inning Stretch’ – Barry Ritholtz – The Big Picture
- So are we there yet? The question on everybody’s mind when it comes to the market. Barry writes about how averaging in periodically near the bottom can help investors more than trying to nail the exact bottom.
‘Making Lemonade in the Stock Market’ – Michael Batnick – The Irrelevant Investor
- It’s not very often that the market declines for three quarters in a row, but that’s what we’ve experienced so far in 2022. Michael writes about the long-term benefits of a drop like this in the market.
‘You Weren’t Supposed to See That’ – Josh Brown – The Reformed Broker
- When the pandemic began, a massive economic and societal experiment began. Josh writes about how that experiment succeeded, almost did TOO well, and how it’s being undone now for everybody to see.