Whole Lotta Red: Stock Market Crashing Hard
Reminder everything is going to get so much worse for everyone.
The rising cost of everyday necessities has consumers restricting how they spent their money. That frustration can be felt at the gas pump, where in Massachusetts, the price per gallon surpassed $5.00.
“I think they’re out of control,” one driver told WBZ-TV. “We need gas. I need to get to work, so I don’t know what else to do.”
AAA Northeast spokesman Mark Schieldrop said, “We’ve never seen prices this high.”
In turn, the stock market is taking a tumble – a hint that a recession could be looming, according to Boston College Economics Professor Peter Ireland, as the Federal Reserve tries to get inflation under control.
“There are reasons for concerns, but it’s too soon to panic,” Ireland explained. “The stock market is notoriously volatile. Sometimes it goes down because we’re heading into a recession. Sometimes it goes down for reasons that people can’t really explain.”
To make matters worse, the price of fuel is cutting into people disposable income, which will no doubt impact the economy.
“We all have to pay them and it’s certainly not enjoyable, especially as we begin the summer,” said Schieldrop. “A lot of people are planning their vacations right now.”
Perhaps skip the big summer trip, one expert suggested.
“I’m just thinking a little more cautiously right now,” Ireland told WBZ-TV. “Do you really want to undertake big spending plans? Do you really want to blow your savings on a big summer vacation now?”
When it comes to your stock portfolio, Ireland said the smartest thing to do now is to hold.
Crypto is crashing too but as the recession looms forward it seems the most stable. We are looking at a food shortage and housing market crash. How can you come out on top? You need to focus. Do your research. Lurk on biz and wall street bets. I’m diversifying in crypto and government stocks. Not giving financial advice because idk how that’ll go. I’m just telling you to stop what your doing and spend some time setting yourself up for a better future. If you fail at least you tried and you’ll be in the same situation if you do nothing.