We’re starting off a new week here with some great links! We’re heading into a week filled with earnings reports from different companies throughout the market, and who knows what will happen. Even if we had the numbers ahead of time, you still couldn’t predict how the market and investors would react.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- The stock market reacts to what it thinks is going to happen. While the economic data represents what has already happened. It is not uncommon to see the stock market bottom while the economic news worsens. Tom and Casey talk in depth about this dynamic and more on Episode 400 of the podcast!
- If you take part in Finance Twitter, you know that there are a LOT of arguments everyday in the world of finance. Ben hones in on probably the BIGGEST argument we’re currently seeing. What exactly IS a recession? We know the textbook definition, but what does it mean in real life?
- Recessions have a big impact on the everyday person, regardless of it they have money invested. But how do recessions impact investors specifically? Barry discusses why recessions matter to investors in his latest blog post.
- Trying to figure out when to put money to work during a bear market is difficult. Is this the bottom? Is there more to go on the downside? Should I invest all of it at once? Ben discusses putting a lump sum of money to work during a bear market in this post.