NGPF Podcast: Jonathan Clements says "carry on" while the markets turn bearish
It's advice my Dad would have appreciated as he would have seen this British war poster, "Keep Calm and Carry On," as a child during WWII. Jonathan and I had this conversation on Monday (the 9th) which now seems like eons ago. We pulled this together on short notice because I wanted listeners to get Jonathan's perspective on the recent market tumult. We discuss circuit breakers, oil markets, bear markets, investor psychology and what an investor should do in these uncertain times. I also encourage folks to subscribe to Jonathan's Humble Dollar blog, and also to read his recent post, Grin and Bear It. Stay safe!
- 0:00~1:38 Introduction
- 1:38~2:47 What is a ‘circuit breaker’?
- 2:47~6:15 What happened in the oil market?
- 6:15~9:46 The ‘inverted yield curve’ and the bond market
- 9:46~12:11 Running the blog HumbleDollar
- 12:11~13:50 The blog post “Bad News”
- 13:50~14:16 A word from NGPF
- 14:16~18:25 News articles about stocks
- 18:25~21:01 Diversification with bonds
- 21:01~24:00 How the market will re-stabilize
- 24:00~27:03 What should you do?
- 27:03~28:27 Conclusion
“We probably should not give the bond market too much credit because I don’t think the bond market could have forecasted a pandemic.”
“I have seen a decline in traffic [to HumbleDollar] relative to most weeks in February and I think that is because people are less worried about the stock market and more about getting the coronavirus.”
For more on bear markets, check out this recent Question of the Day: How many bear markets have there been in the last 63 years?