It’s the home stretch here, folks. The week before Christmas. I’d say get that last-minute shopping done, but if you’re looking to buy something online – you probably won’t get it in time! It’ll be a short week here at Living With Money, so enjoy the links while you can!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Are 5 Stocks Really Carrying the Entire Stock Market?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- This has been a story circulating through financial Twitter, and Ben does a great job of digging into it. Is this all a “house of cards”? Ben breaks down the recent Goldman Sachs chart.
‘What Homebuyers Can Do Now to Up Their Odds of Success in the New Year’ – Michelle Fox – CNBC
- All across the country, and especially here in the northeast, the housing market is cut throat. Buyers need to act quickly and be ready to strike when they find a house they like. This article outlines some ways to improve your odds in 2022.
‘Is the Fed Deflating Prospects for Speculative Stocks?’ – James Mackintosh – The Wall Street Journal
- It’s been quite the year for “story” stocks and highly speculative investments. Remember the Gamestop craze? Well since November, the story stocks and even cryptocurrency have been performing poorly. Is the Fed to blame?
‘Parents Worry About the End of the Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments’ – Carmen Reinicke – CNBC
- For a handful of months, a large percentage of parents have been benefitting from the child tax credit payments. However, those payments are set to end in January. This article looks at how it might impact some parents.