Rule #1 Finance Blog
With Investor Phil Town
The stock market health is a good indicator of how the overall economy is doing, which is why it is often used interchangeably with the economy—but these two are not one and the same. To clear up the confusion, I’ll answer the question: how does the stock market affect the economy?
Now, let me tell you how I view the current stock market – or any stock market for that matter. First of all, I’m never optimistic or pessimistic about the overall market in terms of what direction I think it will go. That’s because I never buy the stock market. I’m not buying index funds Read more.
The economy is at a standstill, the employment rate is at a staggering 15%, and if you’re wondering if you should learn how to invest during a recession, the short answer is yes because this state of the market is most likely here to stay.
The world has never before seen a pandemic like the one we are experiencing right now. During this time there is extreme uncertainty around both the future of the economy as a whole and personal financial situations, but what if I told you that you could learn how to invest during a pandemic—or any market condition—and thrive?
You have likely thought about generational wealth whether you know it or not. It means wealth for you, your children, your grandkids, their grandkids and so on all the way down the generations.
Worrying about our kids is second nature. If you have considered how your own parents provided for you, or have thought about how you will make sure you have enough in the bank to sustain your family after you’re gone, you have mulled over this concept of generational wealth.
The U.S. economy could slip into a recession at any time, so creating a crash-resilient retirement is more important than ever. Read more.
Did you know that Warren Buffett trades stock options?
You don’t have to be an options trader to be a Rule #1 investor, but the right kinds of options trades fit in beautifully with Rule #1 strategies and can increase your portfolio’s returns.
Options trading, done right, can even reduce the risk of owning stocks.
If you’re new to the stock market and have a fear of investing, don’t worry because you are definitely not alone. Most investing beginners associate investing in the stock market with intense feelings of fear, stress, and anxiety. While you may reservations about getting started, that shouldn’t stop you from investing in the stock market Read more.
One of the biggest obstacles I hear holding people back from investing is that they think it is too complicated or risky, but if you know smart investment practices it really makes the whole process a lot simpler.
With the current stock market at an all high, one of the biggest question on everyone’s mind is, “Will there be a recession in 2020?”
The stock market keeps on hitting new record highs. It has literally never been higher than it is now, but of course, it won’t stay that way forever.
The market runs in cycles. It goes up, it goes down.
We can’t tell EXACTLY when the market will hit bottom again, but by looking at market cycles, we can get a rough idea of whether for not a recession with happening in 2020.