Here we are heading into a new week, and the last week of April 2021. Things seem to be winding up for a pretty great summer, relatively speaking of course. Compared to summer 2020, this year seems bright and full of hope for a fun few months!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Capital Gains Rates and Market Pain Points’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- The market dropped after news of a proposal to increase capital gains tax rates. Today, the market is market to normal, but what is it about these market pain points that get everyone on edge?
‘The Case for Having a Fun Portfolio’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- Things like dieting and saving money are relatively simple concepts. Eat less, exercise more. Spend less, save more. But why is it so difficult for people to do this? Ben talks about the benefits of having a “fun” portion of your portfolio, similar to a cheat day in your diet.
‘How to Keep Your Cool When Markets are Sizzling’ – Jason Zweig – The Wall Street Journal
- There is plenty of speculation and wild investments going on today. While plenty of others seem to be getting rich quickly, how do you not let the FOMO get the best of you? Jason writes about keeping cool in these market environments.
‘What Wall Street is Telling Us About the US Economic Outlook’ – Sam Goldfarb, Peter Santilli – The Wall Street Journal
- To gauge economic sentiment, you can sometimes look to the markets to see how investors are feeling. This post shows how investors seem to think vaccine progress and economic stimulus point to brighter days in the US economy.