For the first time in YEARS I get to write this: the New York Jets won a football game in the month of September! An improbable win against the Browns yesterday serves as another reminder that in life you always give it everything you’ve got until the final whistle. Even with the odds stacked against you, you never know what might happen!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘The Role of Bonds in Your Portfolio’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- Brendan, Tim and Casey discuss why bond investors are bailing out, where bond returns come from and whether or not bonds are serving their purpose in the context of a diversified portfolio.
‘How Much Do Interest Rates Matter to the Stock Market?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- Inflation, the Fed, and interest rates have been the hot topics of the year in 2022. How much do they matter to the stock market? Ben breaks it down in his latest post.
‘This Should Have Been a Great Year for Gold. Here’s Why It Isn’t’ – Hardika Singh – The Wall Street Journal
- Gold is often looked at as a safe haven for investors when stocks are messy. However, this year it’s down almost 8%. So what happened? This post looks into why gold has had a rough year right alongside the equity market.
‘U.S. Retirement System Gets a C+ Grade’ – Greg Iacurci – CNBC
- The US retirement system is worth almost $40 trillion, yet it only received a grade of C+ from some experts recently. The lack of 401(k) access for many workers and other factors play into that grade. Check out this article to find out more!