We’re getting ready to head into the final weekend of March, which also means the final weekend of the first quarter of 2022. Usually I would say that it felt like the first quarter flew by, but SO much happened in these three months that New Year’s Day feels like decades ago. Let’s see what the second quarter has in store!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- Have you seen the headlines about rising interest rates, but aren’t really sure what that means? In this week’s blog post, we put it into personal context and make all the industry lingo like interest rates, the Fed, and inflation, easy to understand.
- Plenty of people get two things confused: paying estate taxes and having an estate to settle. Even if you’re not ultra-wealthy and don’t have to pay estate tax, you will still likely need to have your estate settled after you pass away. This article looks at how to get that process going.
- As Barry writes, “The easiest button to press in the world is the one marked ‘Sell’.” When things get tough in the market, it’s very easy to panic and run to safety by jumping out of investments. Barry quantifies “panic selling” in his latest post.
- The IPO market had been getting increasingly hot for a few years prior to 2022. However, so far this year, that has changed and the IPO market has “frozen”. This article talks about how banks are preparing to take a different approach with IPO’s when the market “thaws”.