If you compare it to last March, March 2021 has seemed very tame. However, this month certainly has had its hiccups along the way. We’ve seen a bumpy road for technology stocks, small caps, growth stocks and more. After the run up following the crash last year though, a pause in some areas should’ve been expected.
It doesn’t make them bad investments.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- The housing market, especially here in New Jersey, has been red hot for the last year. Is owning a home right for you? In this week’s video, I gave some pros and cons to owning a home.
- The volatility we saw in the market last year led to some outrageous return numbers. Phil writes about the unlikely nature of back-to-back outrageous return years for mutual funds and managers alike.
- Many people fell on hard times financially at some point during the last year. If you were forced to stop saving money for retirement, don’t worry. This article outlines how taking a year or two break isn’t as hurtful as you may think.
- Pairing a more health conscious society with advances in medicine, the life expectancy in the US continues to rise. This means more elderly Americans will likely need long-term care at some point. Tom writes about LTC and how Medicaid plays into the equation as well.