Tag - stock markets

Stock Market Performance Shows a Market Increasingly Divorced From Reality

Last week saw the publication of some of the worst job market figures in history. Over 20.5 million people fell off payrolls, while the unemployment rate shot up from 4.4% in March to 14.7%, the highest figure since the Great Depression. And the response of stock markets was… to...

Retirement and Risk Profile: Making Sense of the Current Market

One of the most common pieces of knowledge when it comes to retirement investing is that your investment portfolio should become less risky as you near retirement. There’s no hard and fast rule about that, or ratio determining how much of your portfolio should be held in stocks or...

Are You Watching the Buffett Indicator? You Should Be

Whether you agree with Warren Buffett’s investing philosophies or not, there’s no denying that his opinions are listened to closely within the investing community. His recent decision to divest himself of airline stocks resulted in many other investors doing the same thing, with airline stocks getting hammered. And there’s...

The Real Problem With Investing in Stocks and Bonds Right Now

Hope springs eternal in the minds of many investors, who are optimistic that stock markets will regain their former high levels. But with the Dow Jones now closer to 20,000 points than 30,000 points, that isn’t likely. Still, there are major reasons not to invest in stocks and corporate...