• Tara Murphy

What Makes The Stock Market Go Up & Down

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There are lots of reasons why the stock market fluctuates. This year we have the Fed causing all types of problems with interest rates hikes, we have a war between Russia and Ukraine, COVID still lingering – lots of things causing people to take a step back with their money.

That gives you insight on what types of things can cause market volatility; the economy, the world around us, fear, government sanctions and changes. But there are many other reasons stocks fluctuate, too!

Here are a few:

  • Company performance and/or earnings (stock prices can jump up or down based on how they perform/what they earn)

  • Leadership within a company (if CEO quits or Csuite executives have issues, etc.)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • As supply and demand changes

  • Demographics (as the times change, younger investors are investing in different stocks and sectors than those who are older)

  • Trends (momentum “trading) happens on things that are trending/hot

  • News (stocks often trade higher or lower based on news)

I always recommend if you are investing in individual stocks, that you do pay attention to news, media, and set alerts on what's happening within the company. BUT – did you know there are ways that you can PASSIVELY invest in not just one company, but many of them? Yep! Like buying a handful, instead of just one, and for a cheaper price.

If you ever want to learn more about how to passively invest, come up with a personalized financial plan, or uplift your finances, I have a few 1:1 Coaching spots open this month! And, I have a few spaces left for ongoing support, in my NEW Coaching Bundle!


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