Monthly Economic & Market Commentary and an article from our Investment Strategist
January 10, 2019
A new year lies before investors. Most were happy to see the end of 2018 with its staggering volatility and almost commonplace 1-2% intraday swings. In this essay, we attempt to identify economic and political trends across the globe that can be expected to be among the key components of decisions to buy or sell equities in 2019.
Equity prices reflect the collective opinions, hopes, fears and experiences of market participants. News is disseminated virtually instantaneously and reflected in prices without delay. While we cannot foresee how, or which future developments will most affect the equity markets this year, it is useful to be aware of trends that could be germane to investor decisions.
Well, maybe not the new phone book, (for those of you who remember the Steve Martin movie, "The Jerk", and this famous scene: The New Phone Book's Here!) but the new Matrix Book from Dimensional Fund Advisors IS here. Why that's exciting for us.
Some positive predictions from NPR Business News about the economy in 2018. Of course, we all know the pitfalls of forecasts and predictions, but it's worth a quick read anyway.
I want to personally wish all of you the best for the new year, and don't forget that the deadline to enter our last drawing is 11:59 PM tonight!
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