As we approach the 2016 presidential elections. There are predictions popping up as to who will win. And how will it affect the equity markets?
What will happen to stocks if Hillary Clinton wins? Or what will happen to stocks if Bernie Sanders wins? Or Donald Trump? Or Ben Carson? Or Scott Walker? Or Marco Rubio? And the list goes on and on.
No one really knows. Let’s pray that the American public makes the right choice. And the right choice is available.
More than at any time in our history….we need strong leadership.
That said, we must stop listening to Wall Street regarding what to do with our portfolio. Should we sell? Should we buy? What should we buy? What should we sell? Wall Street doesn’t really care. All they care about is that you trade. Most investors don’t know what to do.
All that you know is what the brokerage community or financial press wants you to know. They have trained you to accept their version of reality – over the span of your entire life.
There is a complete body of investing knowledge developed in the halls of academia.
Most people do not even know that it exists. This is the real wisdom you need to learn in order to create wealth and abundance.
Rather than looking for the next great trade or asset class, invest in a portfolio based on Nobel Prize winning research. Instead of researching investments, your time will be much more efficiently spent on improving your job skills, or learn a new skill set leading to a new career, or even better, spending time with the important people in your life.
Perhaps you should look at your investments with a goal in mind rather than short term performance results.
Taking a long term view of your portfolio will reduce and perhaps even eliminate your anxiety. Remember a disciplined investing strategy will outperform all trading strategies, long term. Stop looking at your investments through the short term eye of a gambler.
Take control of your investments…don’t empower Wall Street.
Successful investing requires discipline along with following three simple rules, own equities…..globally diversify…..rebalance.
Although simple these rules have proven very difficult for investors to follow. In most cases it requires the help of an investor coach/fiduciary adviser.