Crash Course: The Psychology of Investing in the Wake of Historic Market Crashes

Have you ever wondered why you handle money the way you do? It turns out your financial behaviors can be traced back to your formative memories. In this episode, we explore how historic market crashes have left a lasting impact on our relationship with money. We’ll also contrast them with the way more recent crises have shaped our financial views and decisions in the short term.
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Have you ever wondered why you handle money the way you do? It turns out your financial behaviors can be traced back to your formative memories. In this episode, we explore how historic market crashes have left a lasting impact on our relationship with money. We’ll also contrast them with the way more recent crises have shaped our financial views and decisions in the short term.

Consider the trauma experienced by those who lived through the Great Depression, spanning from 1929 to 1939. During this period, stocks plummeted by a staggering 90%. If that catastrophic market crash was your initial encounter with the stock market, it’s no wonder that trusting it as a viable investment option would be challenging. As we explore this historical event, we’ll juxtapose it with the Covid-19 market crash of 2020 and other significant crises.

As always, if you have any questions regarding retirement or investing, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance!

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • Remembering soaring interest rates in the late 70s, early 80s, and right now. [6:55]
  • Remembering Black Monday in 1987. [9:20]
  • Remembering the Great Recession of 2008. [13:23]

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Scott Dougan founded Elevated Retirement Group in 2003 in order to fill a niche he felt was not being addressed properly in the retirement planning environment – helping retirees and pre-retirees in the Kansas City metro area find answers to issues that may affect the quality of life during their retirement.

Scott is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and holds a Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative license, which holds him to the fiduciary standard. He also holds insurance licenses in Kansas, Missouri and other states.

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