Knowledge is Power: Short-Termism, All-Weather Investing, Market Volatility Edition

The US equity market is in the midst of the one of the worst bear markets in decades. Though there are occasional rises in the market for a day or two, the S&P 500 is down over 18% YTD. Energy stocks are the winners so far this year. Utilities are holding up well with a decline of just 1.9% YTD.

In Europe, Germany’s DAX is down over 18%. UK’s FTSE 100 is off by 2.5% but the domestic economy focused FTSE-100 has plunged by about 20% YTD.

Some emerging markets are performing better than developed markets. Chile is up by over 12% while Brazil and India are off by 4.3% and 6.5% respectively. With that said, below are some interesting reads for the weekend:

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