One of the factors that matters in the stock market is the data. There is lots of it, from minute to minute trades, to twenty-year outcomes, to forever outcomes. The analysis is profound. Alpha, Beta, Sharp ratio, indexes, ETF, and a hundred more.
Because it gives us the illusion of control or predictability. Those illusions keep us sane in troubling times. That alone is a valuable asset.
In the beginning, the data was near impossible to use. There was too little of it and the collection methods and publishing were iffy at best. Eventually, though the facts that matter are being teased out of the material.
You will recall the process is Data => Information => Knowledge => Action. We are partway up the information hurdle. The condition to date is known as the fog of war and decisions made with incomplete information can be very wrong. As the fog lifts, we will be better for it.
Yesterday I came upon these three links and they may help to give you some insight. You may need to register with medium.com to see all three.
There is no right answer yet, but the delay tactic seems to be most promising. Time for treatment and better prevention. Maybe a vaccine.
This is the time for each of us to behave responsibly. Keeping up with the information and its implications may help you be more comfortable with what you should do.
At least you will have a reason for some of the steps you should take.
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