September 2019: Volatility and Yield Curve

 
 
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“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” -Benjamin Franklin

Many folks are worried about market volatility and yield curve. Whether it’s an inherent worry or a byproduct of negative news coverage, it’s helpful to know if it is warranted or not. Some people are excessively worried about airplane crashes, when the greater worry is driving to the airport. But, the first one is dramatic and gets media attention, whereas the second doesn’t.

In this month’s podcast, I discuss:

  • Have we had unusual volatility, or has it been unusually calm but it
    just seems volatile?
  • What’s all the hubbub about yield curves? Should I be worried?