By Paul Morrone CFP®, CPA/PFS, MSA
Believe it or not, there are some bad things that can happen during good times. Everyone is happy when equity markets perform well. Rising stock prices are generally a reflection of favorable macroeconomic conditions, positive investor sentiment and strong corporate performance. While this is not the ‘what goes up must come down’ conversation, there are some negative consequences for those who deviate too far from their plan to make a quick buck. More concerning is that many of these decisions stem from emotion, confusion and misinformation as financial news (both good and bad) is shoved down our throats through word of mouth, TV, the internet and social media.