Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy Corrections, Retracements, Crashes & Dips  (Barry Ritholtz) Source: Barry Ritholtz “Whenever we have a one-day event that looks different from the prior few days or weeks, I wonder how the language used might impact investors . . . Is a “Sell off” worse than a “Pullback”? Should people be more worried about a “Correction” than a “Dip”? What about the plunges, overbalances, surprises, lurches, debacles, ruins, depressions,...

A quick meditation for gratitude for this Thanksgiving season (headspace.com) "One way we can integrate gratitude into our busy lifestyles is by taking in our surroundings. The next time you find yourself strolling outdoors alone, try this quick meditation. Start walking at a steady pace, which feels comfortable for you. Take a moment to take in the surrounding environment, focusing on what you see around you. Notice whether it is quiet...

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy Watch on YouTube: Bitcoin (and the blockchain) Explained (Slidebean)   Or read: Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: A Primer (Avantis) Your Finances & other Wealth Management links Asset Allocation When You Have Enough. “What you'd like to achieve with any "extra" assets can help you calibrate your portfolio's equity exposure.” (Morningstar) “At the end of the day, there’s no “right” answer to creating an asset allocation mix. It all comes down to an...

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy Let the Market Worry For You (Michael Batnick) “In Bill Miller’s most recent investor letter, he perfectly captures the posture that most investors ought to have. When I am asked what I worry about in the market, the answer usually is “nothing”, because everyone else in the market seems to spend an inordinate amount of time worrying, and so all of the relevant worries seem to be...

As usual, there was plenty to be concerned about in years past if you paid close attention to the never-ending news cycle. But throughout, markets delivered strong returns as you can see in the excerpt below from page 4: It’s typical to think of capital markets as nothing more than constructions for conducting commerce and making money. That they tend to do over time. But markets are made of people, in all...

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy What the Debt Ceiling Means for Social Security and More. “The Treasury secretary says the government will run out of money to spend if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling. Here’s what that could mean for programs that help millions of Americans.” (The New York Times) Companies face pressure to act on vaccine mandates even as they wait for clear rules. (The New York Times) Your Finances...

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy 10 Obstacles to Investing—and How to Overcome Them (David Booth, Executive Chairman and Founder, Dimensional) “Investing in markets is an excellent plan for meeting long-term goals, like maximizing your retirement income. When you develop a deeper understanding of public markets, you can cultivate a sense of optimism about investing. Two ideas are at the heart of embracing this approach: First, markets provide a way for both sides to...