I Don't Want To Invest My Money Now Because...
Long term investing does work: Despite all the negative events presented each year; you will see that the DJIA has risen quite well over time. Sticking with it has paid off well for investors.
Markets do not always go up : Sounds like a redundant comment, but you will notice that there were some years that the DJIA did go down and provide investors with a short term loss. In some cases it took several years to move to a new higher point. It is easy to say that these drops are only short term, and present a buying opportunity, but living through it can be a very frustrating and difficult experience. As the CI Document highlights, people tend to focus on the negatives especially when things do not appear to be working.
Markets tend to climb a wall of worry – Even when things are just starting to look good in the economy, there will always be something that will gives investors a cause for concern. Despite this, markets tend to be forward looking and if there are positive outlooks to be seen in the future markets will react towards these, even if some negative events are looming in the present.
I do not know any better than the next person which way the market is going to go in the coming months. The facts are that markets moving up or down for periods of time will always happen, and unfortunately it is next to impossible to predict when the next down period will come, and when it will be over. I will leave you with one last article, also from CI Investments titled 5 Strategies For Dealing With Difficult Markets, and know that we are always here to help if you even have concerns. Sincerely, Andrew & Peter