The anticipation building up to elections often brings with it questions about how financial markets will respond. But the outcome of an election is only one of many inputs to the market. Our interactive exhibit examines market and economic data for nearly 100 years of US presidential terms and … [Read more...] about How Much Impact Does the President Have on Stocks?
Behavioral Factors in Investing
Don't confuse risk and volatility. Risk refers to a permanent loss of capital. Market volatility is short-term and a common occurrence. If you have a financial plan and stay disciplined during the periods of volatility they shouldn't pose a long-term risk. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Risk & Volatility Are NOT the Same Thing
Well, what an interesting year this has been. You know it is not a good year when the year itself has become a punch phrase for negativity - as in, "that is so 2020". The combination of the coronavirus hitting both our physical health as well as our financial health added to the stress all of us … [Read more...] about Investment Lessons Learned in 2020
There will always be uncertainty about the future. However, investors that have done the best are the ones who had an investment plan and stuck with it. … [Read more...] about Video: Investment Lessons from the COVID Crisis
Most investors when they start to invest are informed about the historic returns for the U.S. stock market. They are amazed that long-term investors have been rewarded with such strong performance - a nearly 10% annual return. Stock shares represent ownership in the company in which investors … [Read more...] about “Average” Stock Market Returns
Work on building general resilience so that you can have resilience in times of financial, health and emotional crises. It isn’t always easy to stay calm when other investors are panicking. The best strategy in any time, up or down, is to follow your plan. It’s during a crisis that having a … [Read more...] about Video: Why Resilience is So Important