Sumary of Investors’ Risk Appetite Is At An All-Time High. That Could Be A Problem.:
- That’s how long the pandemic-triggered recession lasted, from February to April 2020, making it the shortest economic downturn in U.S. history, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Committee.
- Americans’ appetite for risk at an all-time high USGI, Federal Reserve, FINRA A big part of this story is who is doing the investing.
- Ahead of its initial public offering (IPO), Robinhood reports that it now has as many as 18 million users, up almost double from 2019. As many of you know, Robinhood is favored by younger, less experienced investors because trades are free, and it does a good job making investing fun.
- In May of that year, then-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke hinted at a reduction in the pace of the bank’s bond purchases.
- For now, current-Chair Jerome Powell says tapering is still “a ways off” as the economy continues to recover.
- But I urge investors to be prepared for when the party comes to an end, whether that means buying real estate, increasing your exposure to gold and precious metals, investing in Bitcoin and other cryptos or something else.