As we all watch the latest news about the coronavirus, it’s easy to be scared about our physical and financial health. Some people may not leave their homes or allow children and grandchildren to play with others. Others, worried about a recession or financial meltdown, may be making major changes to their finances or investment accounts.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are always a lot of fun. On New Year’s Eve, my husband and I celebrate with our young children by ringing in the New Year with friends who also “risk” trying to see if their little ones can make it to midnight as well! Sometimes we make it to midnight, sometimes we depart by 9pm as someone is melting down.
As the U.S. equity market gets set to conclude its worst October performance since the financial crisis, it’s natural for people to wonder if their investments are well positioned. This is a typical reaction when prices swing sharply – such as the Dow rising and falling hundreds of points, often in the same day.