August 9, 2022—A pivotal earnings season is nearly in the books, and the results have given fodder for the bulls. The S&P 500 index is up 9% since earnings season kicked off on July 16. Importantly, this is also a period that has coincided with declining energy prices, lower interest rates, and a Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting for which market participants exhausted themselves reading between the lines.
August 9, 2022—During times of financial uncertainty, some people may allow emotions, rather than logic and reason, to drive their business decisions. But emotional decision-making, mired in personal bias, can derail even the best-laid plans. It is usually best to keep emotions in check when faced with high stakes financial choices.
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