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Welcome to this session of grand rounds, a collection of posts I have discovered in the blogosphere and have found of interest and hope you do too.
This offering of Grand Rounds looks at articles from around the web that deal with investing and your portfolio.
Investing sure is fun when everything is going up, right?
Everyone is the next Warren Buffet and you just can’t lose.
We certainly have been spoiled with over a decade of great returns.
And then the music stopped.
You may hear the talking heads scream sell sell sell.
Or you may hear the opposite faction screaming, “Buy the dip!”
What is an investor to do?
Financial Success MD tells you not to panic in, “No Chicken Little, the Sky is Not Falling.”
When the market is very volatile you may find yourself overweighted or underweighted in a particular asset class.
Rebalancing is supposed to address this issue, but in the long run is this the right move financially?
Some argue that you are selling your winners (the assets that have held on relatively well and are now overweighted) to get more losers (those that have lost value and now are underweighted).
Well Keep Investing Simple Stupid! evaluates this very question in, “A Case Study on Rebalancing: Balanced Bob vs Risky Ricky.”
There are various sectors in the stock market that behave differently in different periods of the economic cycle.
Some times small cap companies provide the best bang for the buck.
Other times it is real estate or emerging markets.
A great visual tool to see how these sectors behave over the long run is the Callan Periodic Table.
It can be a bit overwhelming seeing all the presented data and you might not be able to make heads from tails.
Fortunately FI Physician helps sort it out in, “Investing Prediction for the 2021 Based Upon the Callan Periodic Table.”
Equities have taken a beating, especially in the technology sector.
Some of the most recognized names in the S&P 500 look like they are in the discount bin, such as Tesla, Facebook (Meta), etc.
Are these deals too good to pass up?
White Coat Investor ponders this in, “Should I Buy Stocks Now?”
The current low interest environment has made investing in bonds quite interesting.
The yield of these bonds is low.
Combine that with the risk that these bonds will lose value if interest rates start to rise and a bond investor can be stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Accidental FIRE takes a closer look in, “Owning Bonds In A Low Interest Rate Environment, Some Real Analysis.”
Once you make your money, it really is important that you do not lose it.
That is why capital preservation is vital, especially in these uncertain times in the stock market.
Debt-Free Doctor gives his take on how to do just that in, “How To Invest For Capital Preservation.”
Hope you enjoyed the reading material.
Have a great rest of the week.
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