The Weekend Starts Here...

The Weekend Starts Here...

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Once more, COVID-19 and its effects across the world have dominated pretty much everything this week.

There have been some useful posts regarding how stock markets have behaved in the past after falling into bear market territory (i.e. a drop of more than 20% from the previous high):

How Long Does It Take to Make Your Money Back After a Bear Market?  [Ben Carlson 3 min read]

Missing out on just two big up days takes you from a very bad week to a personal bear market in no time.  [Ben Carlson 3 min read]

How have markets performed in the past after a bear market ends? [ Also by Ben Carlson  2 min read]

For what seems like years I’ve been reading pieces from active managers saying that passive investors would panic in the next downturn and it would be a bloodbath. Well, no. Wrong. The exact opposite in fact  [Barry Ritholtz 2 min read]

And it’s not just individual passive investors who tend not to panic.   [ Dan Egan 2 min read]

It seems all the panicking that’s going on is by professional investors.

The most common behaviours which challenge us when markets fall [ Joe Wiggins 2 min read]

Enforced isolation can be a positive thing for society [Tweet]

Focus on the things we know [Morgan Housel 2 min read]

The origin of the words Isolation, Insulation, Islands and Insulin [Inky Fool 2 min read]

We’re In This Together  [ Tim Mullooly 3 min read]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one. Having been on lockdown here in France since Tuesday lunchtime, my options for the weekend are somewhat limited, but the forecast is for warm, sunny weather so I’ll be trying to get out (with signed attestation in hand!) for some much needed fresh air after being cooped up all week.

Stay safe and healthy.