As I wrote this for you folks last week, my part of the country was bracing for Winter Storm Juno, a blizzard that could bring wind gusts of 65 miles per hour while dumping as much as three feet of snow on some of the biggest cities in the Northeast. (We were spared its brunt, but New England could claim no such good fortune.)
With the early warning systems we have today - giving us the ability to prepare - the human toll from Juno was held to a minimum.
But the proliferation of headlines made me think of another winter storm - one that took place 169 years ago...
It’s been a great year for investors who stayed in the market – and stayed disciplined. The S&P is up more than 25% on the year, the Dow about 21%. But making money isn’t just about buying low and selling high. It’s even more important to be aware of the potential hazards out there, just waiting to separate you from your hard-earned gains.