When Rates Go Up, Do Stocks Go Down?
After a rocky few weeks, stock prices have settled down; HOWEVER, you can always count on the media to raise some new crisis to get investors riled up.
I am quite confident that sometime in the next few months you will hear one of the talking heads on one of the cable networks opine that the stock market is at risk due to the potential for interest rates to rise.
That sure sounds like a GREAT story and something that you should be worried about. However, there is no statistical evidence to suggest that these two things are in any way, shape or form correlated!
Skeptical? Take a few minutes are review this article:
Enjoy the read and remember, it’s NOT about the money. It’s about how the money supports your goals!
At F5 Financial Planning we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance. We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them. And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.
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