The biggest challenge facing U.S. and global markets in the near term is
sluggish economic growth that appears to be growing resistant to
Investors should be prepared for increased volatility in the months
ahead as the market steadily recalibrates in response to new
There appears to be little fear about the potential ramifications of a
Federal Reserve rate increase on U.S. stocks, unlike a year ago.
It’s far too early to reliably predict how the incoming administration’s
actions may affect economic growth in 2017 and beyond.
We should expect more market volatility between now and Inauguration Day
in January. Our consistent advice to members is to remain focused on
your long-term investment goals.