It is the time of year when we financial advisors look into our crystal ball and try to see what is going to happen next year. If the big Investment Banks and brokerage firms can do it, why can’t we?
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As luck would have it, predicting the future is really hard. Huge firms with smart people and tremendous resources don’t fair much better than consulting a horoscope or the farmers almanac.
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So many things happen during the year which cannot be seen, even if you were able to use a crystal ball. Nobody knew—in advance—2017 would be as calm and as good as it was. Likewise, nobody foresaw the extreme down-up-down craziness experienced this year.
But it hasn’t stopped any of these large firms from taking a guess at what might happen in 2019 either.
Would You Like Your Own Crystal Ball?
Here is the link to the one we purchased. Fair warning, it shows finger prints really badly. And if you are hoping you will be able to see the future? Well I hope it works better for you than it did for us.
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