By marsha|2022-08-26T21:48:25+00:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bulls Back in Town?
Is the bear market over? Let's discuss. Good news first: inflation might be cooling off. Maybe. The latest inflation data suggests we could be moving past the peak in some areas. Gas prices are down Freight prices are down Overall measures of inflation are off their highs Great, right? The data is certainly pointing in the right direction, but [...]
By marsha|2022-08-26T21:48:25+00:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recession (Y/N)
Are we in a recession? Depends on who you ask. That's pretty confusing, right? Let's discuss. (Don't want to hear about recessions right now? I've got you. Scroll down to my P.S. for something fascinating.) The most common definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth. The economy met that bar after the most recent report [...]
By marsha|2022-08-26T21:48:25+00:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Investing Rollercoaster
A thought about rollercoasters… Markets rallied in relief on some better-than-expected data on Friday. It was a bright spot in what has seemed like a relentless parade of bad news. But the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq still all closed out the week with losses. Is this the bottom of the bear market? Maybe. Or maybe we’re somewhere in [...]
By marsha|2022-08-26T21:48:25+00:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gratitude & Optimism
For the past few months (years, really) it seems like there's a 24/7 stream of bad news bombarding us all the time. Markets, the economy, housing prices, grocery store prices, gas prices, and that whole COVID thing that's still happening. It's a lot. So, what do we do? Do we give in to doom-scrolling and negative headlines? Or do [...]
By marsha|2022-08-26T21:48:25+00:00June 29th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on BEAR MARKET, NOW WHAT?
Well, it happened. We knew that markets were going to continue their wild ride, and here we are. Stocks slid into bear market territory after a bad May inflation report showed that prices rose at the fastest pace since 1981. It's clear that the Federal Reserve's efforts to cool inflation haven't borne fruit yet, and investors are nervous. In [...]
By marsha|2022-08-26T21:48:25+00:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS?!
Why do I keep doing this?! I just returned from a trip to the beautiful island of St. John. Beaches, amazing views, delicious food, and a laid-back vibe. I felt on top of the world! The trip home, however, was a DISASTER! Severe weather in Washington D.C. diverted my flight to Richmond where we refueled and [...]
By marsha|2022-08-26T21:48:25+00:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recessions & Hidden Beauty
Recessions & Hidden Beauty Today, a quick overview of what's going on in the financial and economic world. (Plus a discussion of the hunt for beauty in the mundane.) Stocks seem to be caught in a volatile pattern as Q1 earnings season heats up. Something surprising could trigger a big move, but it's hard to predict anything with [...]
Uncertainty VS. Reality A philosophical question for you before we dive into the latest. Is the world more uncertain right now than it has been in the past? Or are we simply more aware of our lack of predictability and control? You don't have to go far to see headlines about uncertainty these days. Uncertainty about… [...]