Pain and Happiness

By Matt Benjamin When you watch the financial markets like we do at Investment U, you hear and read a lot about fear and greed.
These are the base emotions that push stock prices up and down. When fear rules, investors tend to sell riskier assets like stocks and flee to “safe haven” assets like U.S. Treasury securities, which are guaranteed.
And when greed dominates, investors move away from those safer investments and put money back into stocks, driving the market up.
Some legendary investors have had a lot of success preying on those herd-like emotions. Warren Buffett, one of the greatest investors of all time, …read more



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