People tend to get lulled to sleep by periods of time with no volatility, but it’s important to remember that volatility in the market is the norm. Whether it’s inflation, interest rates, a pandemic, or something else, there’s usually SOMETHING that’s “causing” the markets to swing up and down. It’s just part of the game.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- Performance chasing in the stock market is difficult to avoid because it’s human nature. When an area of the market performs well, more investors pour money into it. In this week’s video, Casey discusses a recent research piece from Morningstar that examines how ARK’s average investor is underperforming the fund itself.
- A chart made the rounds on financial Twitter this week, so Michael wanted to set the record straight. It was looking at the performance of the top names in the market versus the rest of the market. He even managed a Wedding Crashers quote in there! Check it out.
- These posts are usually financially-centered, but there really is nobody better than Morgan at writing a post that can perfectly apply to any situation you could imagine. Sure, these questions can apply to finance, but there’s also so much else to it.
- It was announced this week that there could be multiple interest rate hikes in the coming year. This will impact a handful of areas of the economy, but this post focuses on the impact it could have on those repaying student loan debt.