Market Thoughts Archive
Posted on January 31, 2018
US stocks are writing history this year again. The S&P 500 has had a historical period: more than 406 trading days went by without a fall higher than 5%. This is the highest count ever in the history of the index. It took more than 10 years to beat the last record.
Posted on January 28, 2018
The new generations started to realize how important financial self-care is. A new study from Merrill Edge suggests that Generation X and Y are preparing themselves for the future. They also plan their retirement, but they believe that for that, they need their own savings and investments instead of social security.
Posted on January 21, 2018
If there’s one thing to teach someone who wants to start investing it’s this: putting money in only one instrument is not investment, it’s gambling. The reason is simple. One instrument’s value can change rather fast, and if it falls rapidly, there’s no other instrument to balance it. In the era of cryptocurrencies, this rule is more obvious than ever.
Posted on January 17, 2018
Security experts found a bug in computer chips made in the last decade that may leave a huge vulnerability in almost every computer in the world. Every manufacturer is affected, but Intel has the biggest problem. Their shares already dropped significantly, and the market may change greatly. End-users should pay extra attention to security now.
Posted on January 14, 2018
The rich are getting richer while the middle class is not growing as fast, that is a truth we’ve all heard a lot in the last years. But now Warren Buffett, the third richest person of the world looked at the matter as well, and had some interesting insights.