What’s up! It’s episode 60 of Payne Points of Wealth! Hard to believe we’re 60 episodes in! We’ve got late nineties stock market fever. Literally, everything is going up right now. We’ve got a huge melt-up. It’s starting to look a lot like the late nineties when those internet stocks were just rocking. We’re going to tell you why we think this is a lot like the late nineties. We’ll hit on what you have to be careful about because there are bubbles forming, what you need to avoid in your portfolio and inflation. On the tipping point today, we’re going to talk about financial sabotage. What are you doing right now that’s sabotaging your path to financial independence.
You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…
- Never seen a market like this [1:43]
- As good as it gets [5:25]
- The Tipping Point [9:50]
- Don’t allow your risk tolerance to fluctuate with how well your portfolio performs [12:11]
- Greed takes over fear [15:15]
- Hidden Facts of Finance [19:29]
Could it get any better for the economy?
Profits are extremely strong right now. Look at the third-quarter earnings, it’s just been through the roof. Next quarter’s earnings are going to be good again too. We’ve got a hiring frenzy going on. Unemployment’s coming down precipitously. We have all these people that have come off unemployment benefits getting back in the workforce and wages are going up. What’s better than that. You’re getting a raise at work, you have more money to spend and the fed isn’t raising rates anytime soon, they’re going to keep the party going. This is probably as good as it gets when it comes to the outlook for the economy.
This week on the tipping point: Financial sabotage
One thing that we’ve found managing all the accounts that we manage is a lot of times people put themselves in a position of financial sabotage. They make decisions that hurt them on their path to financial independence. So in this episode, we talk about some of the things that we find that people do that you need to avoid so you don’t sabotage your financial life.
Don’t stalk your portfolio. Investing is hard, it’s counterintuitive, when there’s good news sometimes the market sells off. If there’s bad news, the market goes up. It doesn’t seem to make sense. If you’re watching every day, checking your portfolio balance every day, it’s a recipe for disaster. I can’t tell you how many short-term focus investors have failed in the long run because they couldn’t handle the pressure.
Don’t allow your risk tolerance to fluctuate with how well your portfolio performs. The whole idea of diversification is that you’re going to have something that’s not working. If everything’s working at the same time, then everything will also be NOT working at the same time.
This week’s hidden facts of finance
Cryptocurrency, an asset class (if we want to call it that) younger than the iPhone is closing in on $3 trillion in market cap. That’s equal to about a quarter of the world’s mined gold or the entire money supply of the United Kingdom. That’s insane.
The resulting labor crunch has boosted wages and emboldened workers to fight for a better deal. Work stoppages in 2021 have already surpassed last year’s 10 and it may be the start of a trend reversal. Work stoppages numbered 145 in 1981 dropping to 5 in 2009, it looks like unions could be back.
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