Posts Tagged ‘stock market’
How to Survive a Recession: 7 Steps to Take Now to Prepare for an Economic Downturn
Economic downturns can be nerve-wracking and challenging to know how to survive—and the word recession is a big scary word for many, especially those who experienced the recessions in the…Read More
Cyclical Stocks: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
Cyclical stocks get their name because they usually follow the cycle of the overall economy—with ups and downs charting economic expansions and peaks, recessions, and recovery periods. They’re good to…Read More
Defensive Stocks: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages
Defensive stocks are precisely what their name implies—they defensively strategize your investment portfolio during an economic downturn or when the overall stock market isn’t doing so hot. Defensive stocks are…Read More
What Is a Market Correction and How You Can Weather One
The reality is that no market goes straight up without pulling back or correcting itself. The market can be an individual stock, an index such as the S&P 500 or…Read More
What Is a Recession?
Volatile stock markets, rising interest rates, and the highest inflation rates in 40 years bring one nagging question to the front of Americans’ minds: Are we in a recession? What…Read More
Bull vs. Bear Markets: What’s the Difference?
In 2021, the U.S. stock market experienced record years, despite the COVID-19 pandemic persisting. The S&P 500 had more than 70 all-time highs—second only to its performance in 1995—and gained…Read More
Value vs. Growth Stocks: Which Category Is Better for Your Portfolio?
The common question—and debate—among stock market investors: Is growth investing or value investing better for your portfolio? Whether growth or value outperforms depends solely on the time period evaluated—historically, shorter…Read More