We talk about volatility quite a bit here in terms of the markets, but another thing that has been quite volatile lately has been Mother Nature! In back to back weekends we’ve had one that was 50 degrees, windy, and 3 inches of rain followed by one that was sunny, hot, and 90+ degrees. Personally, I’ll take option #2 any day.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘So, When Can I Retire?’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- This is the main question we help folks answers. In this weeks’ episode, Casey, Brendan, and Tom, walk through a real life example from a recent article by MarketWatch. The guys break down the nuances of retirement planning and shed light on our process.
‘No More Bear Markets’ – Michael Batnick – The Irrelevant Investor
- Like Michael writes, it used to take hours to download a song and bear markets used to last more than a few months. Everything moves faster these days, and Michael writes about the prospect of bear markets in the future.
‘The Stock Market vs. Earnings Growth’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- After the pandemic rocked corporate earnings last year, they are starting to roar back here in 2021. Ben writes about if that means the stock market will follow along with it, or if we’re due to see some disconnect between the market and earnings.
‘How to Avoid Overspending in this Hot Housing Market’ – Michelle Fox – CNBC
- The housing market has been absolutely ripping higher for over a year now. Places are going for $100,000 over asking price or MORE. This article talks about ways to not completely blow your budget while looking for a house.