Today begins the month of March. There have already been plenty of memes about it, but it’s incredible that we’re already in March 2021 when March of 2020 is still so fresh in everyone’s head. The last year has been a LOT for everyone to process, so I just wanted to say hats off to you for making it through.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Beware of Tax Scams!’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- This time of year, identity theft can lead to tax scams. In this podcast, the guys discuss how to recognize fake attempts to contact you from “the IRS” and what to keep your eyes open for this tax season. They also discuss Social Security myths, annuity fees, and round 2 of the GameStop craze.
‘What if Interest Rates Don’t Matter as Much as We Think?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- The recent fluctuations in the stock market have been linked to moves in interest rates over the last few weeks/months. Ben writes about why interest rates may not matter THAT much when looking at how stocks are performing.
‘What Happened to Gold?’ – Michael Batnick – The Irrelevant Investor
- According to the experts, there are a handful of factors that could create an “ideal” scenario for gold to rally. All of them were in place over the last few months, but gold did NOT rally. So what happened? Michael takes a look in his latest post.
‘Should I Invest When the Market is High?’ – Kent Schmidgall – The Street
- Since the end of last March, the market has really taken off. It’s taken off to the point that some investors are wondering if it’s too high or overvalued. This post looks at whether or not “the market” is worth it right now.