Today’s Chart of the Day from an article called “Best Time to Buy Stocks” shows the percentage of households that own stocks of any form. Besides a slight decline after the Great Recession, the percentage has held steady between 50%-60% of the US population and currently stands at 61%.
Today’s Chart of the Day from @CharlieBiello on Twitter shows the annual change in credit card balances dating back to 2000. The latest data shows a 17.2% increase, nearing the record set in 2001 at 18.9%. This is another unintended consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Election years can be unsettling times, as political campaigns dominate headlines and uncertainty looms in the air. It's common for individuals and businesses to feel anxious about the potential financial impacts that elections can bring. However, it's crucial to remember that maintaining financial confidence during these periods is essential for making informed decisions and achieving long-term financial goals. In this blog, we'll explore strategies and mindset shifts that can help instill financial confidence and empower you to navigate the uncertainty of an election year.
Today’s Chart of the Day comes from Craig Lazzara's article “Persistently Disappointing.” It asks if top fund managers outperform due to skill or good luck. In EVERY fund category and over EVERY time frame, it was found to simply be good luck.
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