Negativity Is Not an Investment Strategy

By Ben Carlson of A Wealth of Common Sense

The 60/40 portfolio is dead.

The 4% rule will never work anymore because bond yields are so low.

Tech stocks are going to see a spectacular crash. Just wait.

The U.S. stock market is running on borrowed time. Valuations can’t go up forever.

Foreign stock prices are depressed for a reason. No one wants to invest overseas.

The real estate market is being propped up by low interest rates. Just wait until they rise.

The only reason markets are up is because the government has thrown trillions of dollars at the economy. This can’t last.

The global debt bubble is going to lead to the biggest crash in history. You’ll see.

The private markets and IPO stuff is bananas. Look at the Snowflake IPO this week — 1999 all over again.

I understand why people are negative about, well, everything. 2020 hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park. There’s plenty to worry about these days.

You could argue that the investing landscape has…. Read more