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Uncertainty in the market
Uncertainty in my life
Uncertainty in the Market
The recent market volatility has us all a little whiplashed. Uncertainty has taken a grip of the market and probably won’t let go anytime soon. May’s 8.5% inflation rate was a bit higher than expected, forcing the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates by 75 basis points (0.75%).
Personally, I worry that 75 basis points might have been too high of a hike. We will see what June unemployment report looks like and what happens to Q2 GDP data. I expect a volatile couple of quarters ahead of us. It is a good time to stay disciplined and take advantage of dollar cost averaging (Dollar-cost averaging refers to the practice of systematically investing equal amounts, spaced out over regular intervals, regardless of price).
Uncertainty in My Life
I am transitioning into a new role (stay tuned). The search for the new Director of the Center for Economic Education is on-going.
I loved the CEE role. Over the past 6 years the center has accomplished a lot, I have learned a lot, and we created many new programs. I am proud of the work that Dr. Nancy Lang and I have done. With that said, it wouldn’t have been possible with out a strong support group, Dr. Kimberly Code, Haile College of Business staff, the K-12 teachers we work with, and the CEE Fellows. They have all been instrumental in our success.
As I transition into my new role (I will share more once the new Director is in place), I find myself wondering what happens to Economics with Dr. A? What should it look like in the future, frequency of posts, here and on Youtube, and what will the content format be…etc. I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment and tell me what content you like to see more of.
I shared with you my last publication last month. Today, I have another publication to share. “Helping some and harming others: Homework frequency and tradeoffs in student performance” with Maria Apostolova and Emily Marshall was recently published in the Journal of Economic Education.