Are You Feeling Good About the Economy and Stock Market?


The stock market was dropping a few months ago and so, too, was investor confidence. Last month, the stock market moved higher and so did investor confidence. Why are people pessimistic when prices are falling and optimistic when prices are rising? Listen to Ric Edelman explain why this is the wrong way to react to the changing prices and what you need to focus on instead.

Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing, do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. 

An index is a portfolio of specific securities (common examples are the S&P, DJIA, NASDAQ), the performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of certain asset classes. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.