Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn't.

Jalene Hahn |

As the year draws to a close it’s tempting to try to predict what 2020 will bring, especially in the markets. Here’s a brief article from the thoughtful people at Dimensional Fund Advisors discussing that very topic.

The year 2019 served up many examples of the unpredictability of markets.

Interest rates that US policy makers expected to rise fell instead. American consumers’ confidence weakened as the year began, and news headlines broadcast fears of an economic slowdown. But investors who moved onto the sidelines may have missed the gains in the US stock market. As of the end of October, the S&P 500 was up more than 20% for the year on a total-return basis. That puts it on course for the best showing since 2013 should that gain hold through December.

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