Much Ado About Nothing

Carl Richards shares some perspective on recent stock market activity in the following commentary.


“In the past few weeks, the headlines would lead you to believe that ‘something big’ is happening in the stock market. It doesn’t matter if the story is about the Dow closing at a new high or debating if we’re due for a correction. Ultimately, it’s much ado about nothing and involves things we can’t control.

What’s entirely within our control is hitting the mute button and ignoring the noise. Otherwise, it will be difficult to avoid the temptation of looking for ‘something’ in the nothing.”

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The opinions expressed by featured authors are their own and may not accurately reflect those of the BAM ALLIANCE. This article is for general information only and is not intended to serve as specific financial, accounting or tax advice.

© 2014, The BAM ALLIANCE

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Carl Richards, CFP®

Carl Richards is the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in The New York Times and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor. Carl has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Planning, Marketplace Money, The Leonard Lopate Show, and His simple but meaningful sketches served as the foundation for his first book, "The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money."

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