What to Expect in 2017?Submitted by Monument Group Wealth on January 23rd, 2017
Dear Clients & Friends,
As we look back on a year filled with surprises (from its opening days onward), it’s natural to wonder what to expect in 2017.
Instead of getting too hung up on the forecasts from pundits, prognosticators or politicians, let’s take a moment to pause and celebrate the truly remarkable life force that has long driven our financial markets: human enterprise.
Our capital markets are, at heart, a place for people to participate in the business of being human. We express our humanity in the ways we choose to invest and the investments we choose to make. We keep the beat alive by positioning ourselves to make the most of a future we cannot see. As individuals, we may win or lose. However, based on the millennia of evidence to date, whenever we come together to invest in buildings and businesses, sales and services, hopes and dreams – we have collectively come out ahead.
Will 2017 bring surging markets, scary tumbles or an eclectic mix? Time will tell. In the meantime, don’t forget what’s behind the data points and the drama. Remember the millionaires and entrepreneurs, the men and women, the energetic youth and experienced veterans among us. Think of the billions of souls and their trillions of dollars, coming together as we speak to build innovative new services, sales and solutions; to participate in our global capital markets; and to invest in humanity – just like you are.
As 2017 unfolds, we hope you’ll join us and continue to focus on the durability of human enterprise. As always, please let us know if you would like to discuss.
Byron E. Woodman, Jr. Lee C. McGowan, CFA, CFP(R)
President Managing Director