Technology enables immediate access to everything wherever and whenever we want it. In many cases, such as staying in touch with friends and family, or learning about world events, that’s a good thing. However, when it comes to investing and money management, my fear is that faster and easier ways of investing will allow people to lose more money faster and easier.
While making financial decisions does involve some guesswork, an educated guess—even with elements of uncertainty—may be better than making a decision with no forecast at all.
How do you carve up your portfolio pie to minimize risk and protect it from market troubles, like what we saw through Thanksgiving this year or even Thanksgiving of 2018?
Although global growth has slowed recently, the U.S. economy should fully recover from the pandemic during the first quarter of 2022. This will occur when actual GDP rises to the level of GDP forecasted by its long-term growth trend had the economy continued to expand instead of entering recession in the first quarter of 2020.
With the economy starting to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and investor concerns turning increasingly toward inflation, Dimensional Founder David Booth talked with Nobel laureate Eugene Fama about inflation and how investors should think about it in their portfolios. Excerpts from their conversation have been edited for clarity.
The second quarter’s economic surge encourages a full recovery to pre-pandemic GDP by the end of 2021. Additionally, the robust economic recovery belies difficulties in the labor market as jobs and unemployment both rise above expectations, and pent-up demand is driving inflation higher, which is certain to test the Fed’s rate targeting policy.