“I never said it’d be easy-I only said it’d be worth it”–Mae West. That’s what I think about when I think about investments. Yes, the unmanaged stock market indexes are making the news, but the whole reason we have a plan, discuss the time horizon, and determine our conviction is because these events happen. Always have, and always will. History has shown us that those who ignore and then over-react are the ones most hurt. I don’t do that, and I wouldn’t want any of my readers to do that either. For my full thoughts, click below for the video. ... Read More
Emerging Markets cratered 40%. Commodities fell over 25%. The dollar rallied over 20%. Asia looked like it was falling apart. The US Stock Market fell 18%. I’m not taking about now, I’m talking about 1998. Right before the US had the best GDP growth rate of the recovery. Things that appear so obvious are not always so. The Cost of Getting Scared Out of Stocks in 1998 Read More
The largest weekly decline since 2011, leaving the unmanaged stock market indexes close to “correction” territory. What are the reasons? China, Oil, Disappointing Profits, 200 Day Moving Average, and Interest Rates. In a follow up video this week, I’ll start to dissect each and give you my opinion about the long term effect of each. I like to look at long term effects, not short term gyrations. The fluctuations have always been there, and always will be. Full Article: Why Stocks are Tumbling 6 Years into the Bull Market Read More
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged, price-weighted index of 30 large capitalization stocks with dividends reinvested.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (“S&P 500”) is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of 500 widely held stocks, with dividends reinvested, and is often used as a proxy for the stock market.
The Nasdaq Composite is an unmanaged, market capitalization weighted index of stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and are reported as price return without reinvestment of dividends.
Indexes are often used as a proxy for the stock market and cannot be invested in directly.