Planning vs. Predicting: Market Thoughts
After a sustained period of above-average equity market returns, stocks have struggled so far in 2022 as markets weigh multiple uncertainties including inflation, looming interest rate increases, Omicron impacts, and growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Times like these can be understandably unnerving. As we often say, however, we must remember that the “downs” are an unavoidable part of investing. A thoughtful financial plan accounts for and is resilient to, these market downturns.