After a brief respite in the second half of May, the bear market is back. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 have now been down in nine of the last 10 weeks, and the Dow‘s in similar shape.
Stocks are down, but so are bonds, gold and cryptocurrencies. Considering inflation is clocking its highest readings in four decades, cash itself is looking suspect.
The Fed created a bubble in everything when it gobbled up $120 billion per month in bonds for two years. As the air is let out of the bubble, we’re seeing the prices in everything get right-sized.
Understanding what is happening is the easy part. Navigating it is trickier. But with a little discipline, it’s doable.
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