Q4 2016 – Market Surprises Call for Intelligent Investing
2016 had no lack of unexpected developments to keep investors on their toes. Given the surprises of 2016, it’s likely that the investors will see plenty more surprises in 2017. A few areas of uncertainty that the financial markets have their eyes on include: Interest rates and the dollar, global trade and geo-political developments, policy expectations versus reality.
Avoid the adages in markets with significant uncertainty or surprises. It can be tempting to fall back on investment adages and “rules of thumb” about what to do with your money. It’s no wonder: Investment adages are often comforting because they seek to bring some order to an unpredictable world.