Context Matters. The Stock Market Drop Is Less Scary Than It Seems
Big points swings can be misleading after a long quiet period in global markets.
The Stock Market Didn’t Get Tested—You Did
If a big daily drop in the stock market made you squirm, then you may have too much invested in stocks for your own psychological good.
Even With Low Returns, Bonds Still Have Their Use
It’s easy to forget about bonds when stocks are doing so well.
Taxman: Bringing Some Cheer in the New Year
The total stimulus from the tax bill is expected to be about $1.5t; with positive economic impacts, but negative implications for the deficit (and maybe inflation).
Updating My Favorite Performance Chart For 2017
Ben Carlson updates his (and our) favorite performance chart for 2017.
Should You Buy Bitcoin?
Perhaps the question we should really be asking ourselves is this: Does buying Bitcoin fit into my investment plan?
10 Things Investors Can Expect in 2018
No one knows what will happen in the world or the market this year, but Ben Carlson has 10 things he feels strongly will happen to investors in 2018.
As Goes January, So Goes the Year?
Headlines regarding the “January Effect” are common near the start of each year, but have past January returns been a reliable indicator for the rest of the year?
Is US Tax Reform Good for Stocks?
Equity investors appear to have voted in favor of US tax reform. But does their optimism need to be tempered?
Fed Stays on Right Hiking Path
In the wake of today's rate hike, Brian Wesbury believes the Fed's monetary policy remains too loose and the economy can handle higher short-term rates.