If you are young or middle career you may get another secular bull market, but if you are over 50, I’m sorry your returns will be low but you might be able to catch one of those cyclical bull markets before your retire… after a major reset. Everything else is speculation in a high risk market.
Given the explosive nature of the allegation that the most iconic names on Wall Street were conspiring with the most iconic stock exchange in the world to rig the markets, one would have expected the hearing to have been packed with top media outlets.
The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class.
A lot of indicators are doing things they have never done before. And I see this as the result of the central banks flooding the financial markets with liquidity and much of that liquidity ending up in a few companies. Tesla is one of them. It still sits in the TSP S fund which invests in all the non-sp500 companies.
1) Buy and holding regardless of market valuations;
2) Heavily exposed to market risk;
3) Underweight global tech;
4) Underweight the effect of US corporate buybacks;
5) Achieve little diversification with highly correlated funds
In case you have not heard, there are about 5 companies in America driving the markets. They now make up 28% of the SP500 index (TSP C fund)…
So you might ask why the economy is off-subject for an investing service. That would be because the economy has not mattered to the markets since the Great Recession. And when it does, bad news usually propels the market higher on hopes of more financial stimulus – the real driver.
Citadel was front running half of the Robinhood order flow and just got a slap on the wrist from regulators who will probably work for Citadel or another like firm soon.
Congratulations. Really, but remember it is what cash flow you end up with in retirement that matters. So did you learn any lessons?