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News From the Control Tower - 3/25/2020

This week's reads feature: 

(1) Charts showing what we've learned about sticking out bear markets, avoiding short-term losses, and not trying to time the market; (2) algorithmic trading leading to increased volatility in the markets; (3) an analysis of whether you should buy stocks now; (4) key personal finance questions in the age of coronavirus; (5) the dollar is on a tear and why that is troubling; and (6) a bonus article on NASA fixing a probe on Mars by hitting it with a shovel - Don't you wish every fix was this easy? 

1. Three Charts That Show Why Investors Should Stay the Course Throughout Market Turmoil

What we’ve learned about sticking out bear markets, avoiding short-term losses, and not trying to time the market.

2. Will the “black boxes” cause the next financial crisis?

Risks are mounting as the algorithmic revolution in asset management accelerates.

3. Should You Buy Stocks Now?

The question on every investor's mind.

4. Four key coronavirus crash personal finance questions answered.

Thoughts on dipping into retirement, taking out loans and tax strategies for freelancers.

5. The dollar is on a tear. Here's why that's troubling.

A look at the positive and negative effects of a strong dollar during this time.

6. NASA Fixes Probe On Mars By Hitting It With A Shovel.

"Even a whole planet away, with different gravity and no magnetic field, machines just work better with the application of a little bit of brute force."