(This is a podcast summary. Please tune into Doug’s podcast this week for even more details on these topics, and feel free to share this information with others who might benefit from our perspective.)
There has been some market weakness lately, and three recent news items can help us make sense of this:
- Jobs report – 120,000 jobs created in March, 200,000 expected
- Negative debt crisis news from Europe (Spain and Italy, mostly)
- Earnings season begins this week
In the last week, we’ve seen a market high and several dips. As we often say here at Fabian Wealth Strategies: the stock market falls 3-5 times faster than it goes up, and today we are seeing that come true. Yet another reason to be suspicious of any rallies in this fragile global economy.
Remember that bonds and stocks have an inverse relationship. If we get bad economic news, bonds will do well and stocks will do poorly, just the opposite during good news.
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