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Understanding Emotions During Volatile Markets

Anger is a helpful emotion. We are angry when we see a person abused, and that anger compels us to intervene, helping the abused. But anger can be harmful when it compels us to say what we will soon regret, such as insulting a friend. We cannot learn to eliminate anger, but we can learn to control it through cognitive reflection. We can follow our parents’ advice: “Count till 10 when you are angry before you speak.” Fear and Hope
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Investing Through Tough Times in Four Charts

The U.S. stock market continues to record losses in 2022, and the U.S. economy shows signs that we are either in or may soon face a recession. Four charts help illustrate why we think sticking with stocks through tough times is still likely the better path forward for investors than jumping in and out of the market. What Does a Recession Mean for Stock Returns? While not official, there’s reason to believe the U.S. is currently in a recession. Two
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Liquid Alternatives: Panacea, or Just a Pain?

KEY TAKEAWAYS Liquid-alt investments claim they deliver higher potential returns and lower correlations to stocks and bonds—but have fallen short. From June 2006 to June 2022, they underperformed broad indices with higher volatility than fixed income. Investors seeking to increase expected returns and manage risk may do so more reliably using diversified stock and bond strategies. In the face of broad equity and fixed income market downturns, some investors may be tempted by the siren call of alternatives. These investments
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