A stock market correction is a drop of ten percent in value from an all-time high in a stock index. While stock market corrections are defined mathematically, there is a large psychological aspect to the coverage of corrections. All stock indexes can be ‘in correction’, but capital-C Corrections happen on the most popular indexes. When […]
What better way to start writing again (Happy October!) then to write about an investing fallacy: over periods of 20 years or longer, many investors automatically assume that stocks are the best investment. Really, it isn’t fair. Stocks have behaved (before this decade anyway) in such a controlled fashion, gaining 10% or so on average every year, that it is only natural for many investors to assume that this trend will continue. Well, as Jason Zweig of the Wall Street Journal makes clear, that isn’t the case.