February 27, 2021

Bucks Blog: All Your Feelings About the Stock Market

Carl Richards

If you’re like me, you couldn’t help but feel a range of emotions this week as the stock market bumped up and down — even if you’re a long-term investor who ought to know better.

The severity of the up-down-up-down pattern really was far out of the ordinary, so it’s no surprise that even those of us who are supposed to preach calm for a living find ourselves a wee bit unnerved.

These reactions shouldn’t be surprising, given the reminder in the classic Carl Richards sketch that illustrates this post. Still, it’s worth putting a name to these feelings and confronting them, which I do with a handful of the most powerful ones in this week’s Your Money column.

Now it’s your turn. You don’t have to put your name on the comments here, so feel free to use yours as an online confession of your most visceral reaction to what went on this week. Here’s hoping you found a good way to contain your rage, disgust, greed and generalized discombobulation.

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