Welcome to the end of the week and another edition of Happy Hour! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your end of the week roundup of all things interesting in the land of money.
Low And Slow
The stock market is built for the overnight sensation. It’s wrought with short-term focus. Markets move by the nano second now. The average holding period for a stock is less than one year. Yet most people are investing for an event like retirement decades down the road.
There are many reasons for this. The internet certainly helped with easier access to your portfolio, the advent of the 401k, an increase in job hopping, the funds (mutual, index, and ETFs), and normal human behavior. That future income security is only a button click from being liquidated at the wrong time. How much of that has influenced and added to this new stock market environment. Continue Reading…