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Coping With Volatility… Are Your Emotions In Check? Ep#85

By June 22, 2022June 23rd, 2022No Comments

What’s up! It’s episode 85 of Payne Points of Wealth and some days the market goes up, some days the market goes down. Some days interest rates go up, and some days they go down. So what’s going on right now? Which way is the market blowing? We’re going to talk about what we think is going to happen with the market and the economy. Are we going to go into this recession that more and more economists are talking about? And is inflation done with? Are we going to see peak inflation now or is it going to keep going up the rest of the year? We’re going to tell you what we think for the summer and the rest of the year on how to position your portfolio and what we see in the economy ahead.

On the Tipping Point today, we’re going to talk about your emotions. How do you handle uncertainty? We’re going to talk about the right way and the wrong way to handle volatility. Keep your emotions in check, and check it out.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • Is the economy actually bad? [1:14]
  • We’ve already had the recession! [3:52]
  • A lot of tailwinds just waiting to get unleashed [7:19]
  • The Tipping Point [10:09]
  • Fear and panic [10:51]
  • Opportunism [13:17]
  • Numbness [14:25]
  • Anger [15:52]
  • Blissful ignorance [16:27]
  • Hidden Facts of Finance [18:36]

One positive catalyst can change everything!

Everyone’s talking about all the negativity, we have list upon list of what’s negative right now. However, look at China, the restrictions are starting to go away, look at inflation, there’s a good chance that inflation’s going to come down this year. So you get one positive catalyst. Man, oh man, this market could ramp up in a hurry and you don’t wanna be on the sidelines, earning nothing in cash, just trying to play catch up later. Like that’s not the position you want to be in, right? I mean, you wanna be prepared for the unexpected and the unexpected being positive here, not negative because a lot of this negative news is already priced in the market. Cuz we’re talking about it.

This week on the tipping point: Coping with uncertainty

We’re in a period of extreme turbulence and what we have found at our firm Payne Capital Management, is that when volatility is high and the future unclear, we all cope with uncertainty in different ways. In this episode, we will discuss some of the different emotions or mindsets that we’ve seen on display over the last couple of months and whether it is helping you or in some cases, hurting your financial independence plan.

The first one is fear and panic. Are you allowing yourself to make poor decisions like trying to time the market? It’s probably due to these two emotions. Then there is opportunism. We hear people say “I’m going to sit on the sidelines and wait for the market to collapse.” But to be able to predict that is impossible.

Another emotion we think a lot of people are feeling right now is despondency or we’ll call it numbness. Where maybe you put a lot of money into tech, disruptive technology, or Bitcoin, and now all of a sudden you’re down huge. The mindset we’re seeing is to sit and wait for it to come back. That can be wrong because we don’t know when it’s going to rebound.

Then there is an emotion that everybody gets at some point, Bob even had this happen to him. You get angry. You know when you lose a lot of money on something and then refuse to buy anymore even if it does well because you are angry about what happened.

And lastly is blissful ignorance. If your advisor isn’t talking to you about your portfolio and what you should be doing proactively. Don’t just hope and pray that they are looking out for your best interest. If they’re not talking to you that’s not something to be ignorant about.

This week’s hidden facts of finance

  • Ironically, momentum stocks, which by definition should be the best performers, have been getting hit with the iShare’s Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF declining 20% in 2022. The trend is not your friend!
  • In the third quarter of 2021, the $191,000,000 JP Morgan small cap sustainable leaders fund became, all of a sudden overnight, an ESG or environmentally friendly fund in one year when it lost 184 million in assets.
  • 18 months ago Zoom had a bigger market capitalization than Exxon Mobil but today Exxon is 10 times bigger than Zoom.

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