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Does the Market Hate Uncertainty—Or Do You?

By: Curt Stowers

No doubt many have heard the often-repeated refrain:

  • The market hates uncertainty

Really?  Since when did the market become an entity with thoughts and feelings?

The reality is that PEOPLE hate uncertainty; and, therefore, people act in strange manners when they PERCEIVE things to be uncertain.  “The Market” rationally factors in all of these inputs via the price at which things transact.

In my opinion, the market is rational and certain.  People are the ones that are irrational and unpredictable!

The result of the “people effect” is that the financial markets will display volatility. That is as close to a predictable “fact” as you can get!

The linked article goes into more detail on what is referred to as “The Uncertainty Paradox.

Read the article here.

  • Are you concerned about the “uncertainty” of the market?
  • If so, would you like to partner with someone who can help you understand the volatility associated with your investments?

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Enjoy the read and remember, it’s NOT about the money. It’s about how the money supports your goals!


About F5 Financial Planning

F5 Financial is a fee-only wealth management firm with a holistic approach to financial planning, personal goals, and behavioral change. We provide insight and tailored strategies that inspire and equip our clients to enjoy a life of significance and financial freedom.

At F5 Financial Planning, we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance.  We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them.  And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.

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