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GIS 360: 2017 Q1 - A Matter of Luck

by HighTower on April 04, 2017

The mind and related human
reasoning is a peculiar thing, and,
as my father often states, “(good)
thinking is a matter of luck.”

It is this very opinion that keeps me apprehensive with respect to how we should think about allocating capital across a wide spectrum of available global choices, and also how to do it well. The catch is that, in the pursuit of (hopefully) “good thinking” about this very challenge, our minds will revert to what would commonly be an accepted norm, if not text-book standard: a sub-par economy can hardly be paired with record highs in markets, especially in the U.S.; or(!)—in surrendering to the flipside of this argument—why would one ever move money out of domestic markets, given the dismal economic and political state abroad?

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