If you’ve been following the financial news headlines, you know this year there’s been nothing but mixed signals coming from our economy. We saw a tightening in the credit market after the bank failures in March, and even though our labor market still remains robust with unemployment at 3.5%, household saving rates have fallen, and credit card debt just hit a new all-time high of $1 trillion dollars. According to the midyear report from iShares, the global leader in ETFs, “the first half of 2023 has been characterized by opposing narratives.” Amid all of these complexities, we’ve heard the oft-repeated threats that “a recession is coming,” but the markets have had a great 2023 so far. Naturally, you have questions about your portfolio, and thankfully, we have answers.
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In this special Mailbag edition of the HerMoney podcast, we tackle this confusing economic landscape with the help of Gargi Pal Chaudhuri, Head of iShares Investment Strategy for the Americas, at BlackRock. Gargi’s best advice for investors riding out a confusing market? “Investors should, number one, continue to remain invested, and not get too pulled by one direction or the other based on headlines. And number two, think about stocks and bonds — not just stocks in your portfolio for 2024.”
Gargi Pal Chaudhuri and HerMoney CEO Jean Chatzky answer your questions on diversifying, investing in ETFs, and investing internationally.
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