Heading into the weekend with a new edition of Top Links. The stock market has been undeniably wild this year, and the posts today outline a little bit of that. To be fair though, putting your money into the stock market is kind of like signing up for a wild ride anyway. So, buckle up.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- The rise of Apple stock has been nothing short of spectacular. Blair writes about how investors who have held Apple for a long time face a difficult decision. It’s tough NOT to fall in love with a stock like Apple, but the truth is that Apple stock won’t love you back.
- Trying to make sense of stock market valuations is a difficult game to play. Ben writes about the many factors that play into future returns and how “it depends”. It’s tough to hang your hat on just one, or even a few, variables.
- It’s no surprise that a few of the largest technology stocks have been dominating the market for the last few years. Michael writes about how this run STILL is dwarfed by the tech bubble in 2000. However, just because the tech bubble was bigger doesn’t mean this period isn’t nuts.
- It’s been difficult to beat the low-cost, market-cap weighted indexes over the years. Daniel writes about how some strategies can actually achieve outperformance, and it doesn’t need to be complicated.