Browsing tag: Stock Market

The financial climate in the United States is an interesting one: On one hand, the market is doing insanely well. We’re all making money hand over fist. But on the other, folks are dreading the looming swing the other way. And, it will. We all know it will. “Overvalued!“ “A recession is coming!“ “Stocks will […]

Magic of the stock market revealed in a year

Published May 18, 2016   Posted in How to Think

This morning I continued my weekly ritual of glancing at how our stocks are doing in the market. Hey, look at that – another up-tick. Believe me, the realization that just a few months ago, I was about $80,000 poorer is definitely not lost on me. But as of today, all our losses over the […]

Making retirement work even though market weirdness

Published January 27, 2016   Posted in How to Retire

My wife and I are being stubborn – there is no way that we’re going to let market conditions this year (and the last half of 2015) effect our planned retirement target – end of 2016 for me and February of 2017 for my wife. But, we are also facing the cold hard facts: we probably won’t […]

Charting my stock market performance over the years

Published November 28, 2015   Posted in How to Think

Honestly, I’ve never liked looking at charts and graphs. Numbers don’t scare me, but they also don’t give me a warm and fuzzy inside when I look at them – except when those numbers reveal my personal performance in the market over the years. I decided to login to my Vanguard account to take a […]
If you’re paying any attention to the markets this week, then you are probably aware of its sharp slide over the past several days, sending the Dow plunging 300+ points for two straight days and down 5% this week alone.  Around the globe, stocks are sharply down. Yesterday, the Dow gave back 530 points and, over […]