We have all been conditioned by the financial services industry to ask the question, “What will the markets do in the new year?” There is always someone in the financial services industry who will attempt to answer that question with some prediction. Sometimes they guess right, but more often than not they guess wrong. Our answer to that question remains the same: WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE MARKETS WILL DO THIS YEAR!
We are not fortunetellers. We do not own and do not want to own a crystal ball. The financial markets are controlled by over six billion people making daily buying and selling decisions. One of our basic views is that no one knows whether the markets will go up, down, or remain unchanged over the short or long-term. What we do is properly position our clients with well-diversified, efficient portfolios to take advantage of market conditions. Our goal is to obtain market returns.
One of our most important responsibilities to our clients is to provide the coaching to keep you disciplined. We can help you to stay focused on your long-term goals and not panic when markets go lower and not to become greedy when the markets rise. Investing this way is not necessarily glamorous or sexy, but very prudent. Fear and greed are the two most powerful emotions that destroy investors’ peace of mind and their investment returns.
As we enter 2012, we hope you have peace of mind on your investments and retirement goals. This is accomplished by attending our Coaching classes where we teach you more about our Free Market Investment Philosophy, our Free Market Efficient Portfolios, and our Free Market Strategy for capturing Market Returns with lower volatility.
Our advice remains the same: turn off the hype on TV, don’t listen to the talking heads and recognize that they have no idea what is going on in the future with the markets. Finally, as a believer in our investment philosophy, invite a friend or relative who is not taking advantage our coaching to come to one of our seminars. We truly want to “save the world one investor at a time!”