Markets Don’t Wait for Official Announcements

Markets Don’t Wait for Official Announcements

Some investors may worry about the stock market sinking after a recession is officially announced. But history shows that markets. • The global financial crisis offers a lesson in the forward-looking nature of the stock market. The US recession spanned from December...
The Cost of Trying to Time the Market

The Cost of Trying to Time the Market

The impact of being out of the market for a short time can be profound, as shown by this hypothetical investment in the stocks that make up the Russell 3000 Index, a broad US stock market benchmark. Staying invested and focused on the long term helps to ensure that...
The Psychology of Giving

The Psychology of Giving

Although a number of studies have focused on the effect of income on happiness, Elizabeth Dunn, a social psychologist at the University of British Columbia, also wanted to understand the effect of spending choices on happiness. For example, previous research clearly...