Fighting Investing Fears in a Difficult Market

June 2, 2022
We can be our own worst enemy when emotional and behavioral factors drive our investing decisions. So how do we get past them and make sound choices?

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  • Listen to Financial Decoder to learn more about cognitive and emotional biases that might impact your financial decisions.
  • Follow Mike Townsend on Twitter―@MikeTownsendCS.

When the market gets volatile, turns downward, and keeps throwing curves, it can be hard to stay on track. Mark Riepe, head of the Schwab Center for Financial Research, joins Mike to explore how stress, emotions, and behavioral factors like loss aversion and recency bias can lead to making poor financial decisions that don’t fit with our long-term plan. They also share ideas for overcoming these influences and what investors should be doing in these challenging times.

Mike also looks at new SEC proposals for standardizing how companies and funds offering environmental, social, and governance-focused investing, known as ESG, describe their products and how they disclose information about their products to investors. He also offers updates on the progress to fill vacancies at the SEC and the final open seat at the Fed. And he lays out which of the dwindling number of bills that have bipartisan support could make it through Congress prior to the mid-term elections.

WashingtonWise is an original podcast for investors from Charles Schwab.

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