Sudden market downturns can be unsettling. Sticking with your plan helps put you in the best position to capture a recovery. A broad market index tracking data since 1926 in the US shows that stocks have generally delivered strong returns over
For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about markets. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as affecting your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors.
The year 2019 served up many examples of the unpredictability of markets. Interest rates that US policy makers expected to rise fell instead. American consumers’ confidence weakened as the year began,1 and news headlines broadcast fears of an economic slowdown. But investors
Has value really lost its vigor? While growth stocks have outperformed in the past decade, value returns have largely tracked their long-term historical average. There’s a misconception in the markets: value stocks have lost their vigor. Value stocks have underperformed growth stocks
Comparing market returns across the 2000s and 2010s reinforces the benefits of diversification and pursuing known drivers of higher expected returns. The first decade of the 21st century, and the second one that’s drawing to a close, have reinforced for investors
Ronald Reagan famously described inflation as being “as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hitman.” While the inflation experienced under President Reagan was all those things, inflation over the past decade
Initial public offerings (IPOs) often attract initial public interest—especially when familiar brands become broadly available to investors for the first time. In recent months, investors have had the opportunity to buy shares of ride‑hailing networks Uber and Lyft, workplace productivity