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Vanguard economic and market outlook for 2018

Discussion in 'The Economy' started by twisted strategies, 21st Dec, 2017.

  1. twisted strategies

    twisted strategies Well-Known Member

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    @twisted strategies Thanks - good read. I know they would say that but I liked the line:

    Rather, our market outlook underscores the need for investors to remain disciplined and globally diversified, armed with realistic return expectations and low-cost strategies.

    Possibly some confirmation bias on my behalf :)
     
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    my problem is i found too few good international investments in the early bull market ( post 2011 ) i have since picked up JHG and INM ( and am still considering WFD now the take-over is in play )

    but don't be fooled by the hype keeping discipline is tough ( and everyone has a medium or high cost solution for you )

    i have previously held IEM but they weren't doing enough , so i exited at modest profit .

    NZ has been my main recent focus , as China becomes easier the understand some cash might go there .

    ( imo) going after big name international companies is fraught with it's own risks ( as it is had to find the dark secrets when in a foreign land )

    for example i have an implant from Abbot Laboratories


    Abbott Laboratories - Wikipedia

    FDA Warns on Abbott's St. Jude Pacemakers and Defibrillators

    luckily mine is not an electronic device , but am now on '3 years 'medical watch ' as the 'cure ' becomes increasingly more dangerous over the next 3 years ( so far ).

    what is particularly odious over the St. Jude affair , is Abbott allies leaked the flaws into the market to crush the St Jude share price , so as to acquire the company cheaply ( and Abbott then after acquisition continued to ship flawed devices , claiming the risk is low !!! )