Why Oil, the Fed and Jobs Are Surprising Markets

There is an old saying that happiness equals reality minus expectations. This is particularly relevant when it comes to financial planning and investing during times of great uncertainty. For investors, having unrealistic short-term expectations of investment returns and financial outcomes, as many often do in the late stages of bull markets and during asset bubbles, can lead the discouragement. Instead, history shows that by maintaining perspective and focusing on the long run, investors can set appropriate expectations and position themselves to achieve their unique combinations of financial goals.

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