FOMO: the fear of missing out. Never let emotions drive your investment bus. Despite this sage advice, that’s exactly what many investors are doing, reports Amrith Ramkumar at The Wall Street Journal. He writes:
Investors are putting more money into U.S. stocks as 2019’s rebound continues, a shift that some analysts expect to drive markets higher despite the recent rally in government bonds and an expected slowdown in economic growth.
Optimism about trade talks and the Federal Reserve’s signaled halt to interest-rate increases propelled the S&P 500 to its best quarter since September 2009, even as investors wrestle with issues ranging from slowing global growth to uncertainties surrounding Brexit. As the rally has continued, powering major indexes toward last year’s records, investors say they are increasingly wary of missing out on further gains.
Stocks quickly stabilized last week after longer-term Treasury yields fell below those on shorter-term debt, a development known as an inverted yield curve that often presages a recession. The shift rattled markets briefly earlier in the month, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the quarter with a 1.7% weekly advance. One reason for the recovery: investors’ wagers that a U.S.-China trade agreement will stabilize the world economy, boosting corporate earnings.
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Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.