What a difference a few weeks makes: the DOW Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both fell about 10 percent from the beginning of the year to mid-February. Then, the DOW rallied 1,013 points or 6.53 percent from the low on February 11.
Between the volatility and the overly-emotional coverage in the media, you might not be sure whether to panic, stay the course, buy, or sell it all. Some days, it might seem like it should be all of the above!
Consumers we surveyed say the effect savings has on happiness continues to grow as savings accumulate, so the sooner you get started, the better off you'll be financially, and perhaps emotionally as well.
The U.S. markets opened with a rebound today after yesterday's selloff, so go figure. Like I said, who knows why indexes bump and grind on a daily and intra-daily basis? But these larger issues are very much worth keeping a close eye upon.