Chuck Etzweiler offers historical perspective on the current market situation. Comparing this downturn to 1994 when the Federal Reserve implemented multiple rate hikes to ward off inflation, Etzweiler suggested “If this Powell-led Fed can engineer a soft landing we could see a similar set of years following 2022 that reward investors for sticking to their plan.”
There have been many studies, theorists and practitioners who have believed they have found the answer. The simple truth however, is that the market is such a complex and volatile system that no investor is capable of beating it entirely. However, there are a number of principles that have proven through time to be effective at guiding successful investment decisions.