Bad strategies with good outcomes – investing in 2017

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Originally published on the Cape Gazette’s website

By Robert Jeter

December 16, 2017

Finding just the right portfolio to help you accomplish your goals can be a daunting task. Fortunately, in 2017 there have been relatively few asset classes which have not had positive performance. Just about any strategy employed has yielded positive results. If you watch the financial news, you may hear terms like “goldilocks” and “optimal” when describing the economic environment.

While there is some validity to that term when referring to the current business environment, the purpose of this article is a bit different. When we find ourselves in such an environment, strategies that might not be optimal for the long run can all of a sudden appear to be suitable.

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