Stocks have been soaring since the start of the year with no signs of slowing down. Some analysts have even tossed around the idea of the Dow hitting 20,000 this year.
Really? Is this soaring market just smoke and mirrors? Or has it turned into an invincible machine, such that it makes sense to get in now before stock prices keep rising?
I give my opinion in this week’s podcast.
The unemployment rate fell recently to its lowest point since 2008! That’s great news — but still not great overall. It’s like being on “Dancing With the Stars”, and saying that you danced better than D.L. Hughley or Andy Dick.
Getting a job is still difficult. So what can you do in this economy if you need a job? Many are going back to school to specialize in a skill.
It makes sense because the way employers hire today is different. They’re looking for candidates that proved that they’re able to do something specific, either in a past job or with a certification.
That way, an employer can hire knowing that their candidate will be productive from day 1 without training. Also, certain types of jobs have disappeared and have been replaced by technology (e.g., automation). So you really need a skill now in order to find a job.
How do you pay for college or continuing education? Most importantly, how do you know what to study so that you’ll get a job?
I talk about this plus give an opinion on the stock market in this week’s podcast.