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Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘What Happens When You Buy Stocks in a Bear Market?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- For some areas of the market, they have reached bear market territory. In this post, Ben looks specifically at technology stocks and the NASDAQ. He shares some thoughts on bear market rallies and buying when stocks have reached a bear market.
‘Flattening Yield Curve Stirs Recession Debate’ – Sam Goldfarb – The Wall Street Journal
- Interest rates are rising. For shorter term bonds, yields have climbed a little bit faster than longer term bonds. This has led to a flattening in the yield curve. Historically, an inverted yield curve typically leads to a recession, but what is in store this time?
‘Why Index Funds are Often a Better Bet than Active Funds’ – Greg Iacurci – CNBC
- Plenty of investors like the allure of actively traded mutual funds and ETFs. However, this article talks about how a majority of active funds underperform index funds on a regular annual basis.
‘When the Optimists are Too Pessimistic’ – Nick Maggiulli – Of Dollars and Data
- Be honest, in the midst of the COVID-crash in 2020, how long did you think it would take for the market to come all the way back? Nick writes about a poll he ran on Twitter and how even most of the optimistic crowd were too pessimistic.