This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web. (If any links take you to locked articles, just do a search on the headline and you should find an unlocked version.)
The cruel psychology of the 1,000-point plunge (Wall Street Journal). Yes, the ride you signed up for can get scary.
What to do during market volatility? Perhaps nothing (Vanguard). Why doing nothing is often the best response.
How to invest during volatile markets (CBS Money Watch). Don’t be on the sidelines when the best days come around.
Jack Bogle sees promise in market pull-back (MarketWatch). How long-term investors should view volatility.
The inspiring story of the worst market timer ever (CNBC). Need more inspiration? Read a similar article we wrote about The Surprisingly Small Benefit of Perfect Market-Timing.
And from the blogosphere…
How emotion hurts stock returns (The Upshot – a NY Times blog). A simple way to ease your pain during times of market turmoil.
Bear markets: a feature not a bug (Abnormal Returns). One takeaway from a rough couple of weeks: your risk tolerance may not be as high as you thought.
Why the stock market has to go down (The Reformed Broker). An important reminder of how the market works.
The worst question of them all (Bason). How would you answer it?
Avoid worrying about a future that may never happen (Sketch Guy - a NY Times blog). The importance of taking the investing journey one step at a time.We’d love to hear your responses to any of the above. To weigh in, just meet us in the comments section.