The market is off to a great start in the new year…
That’s almost entirely due to the sense of optimism over the Trump/Republican pro-growth, lower-tax and anti-regulation agenda.
While I certainly understand this feeling and want to buy into it, prudence dictates that I—and all investors—approach this market with a sense of what I call rational optimism.
That means I think investors should be hopeful about a renewal of economic growth. However, we should also be realistic about the fact that political change is never easy, and policy changes in Washington often get bogged down in the swamp. We also need to remember that what happens in the Oval Office and Capitol Hill is largely out of our control.
However, here’s what’s much more under your control: your own decisions, habits and approach to the world. So, if you want to be a better investor, as well as a better human, in 2017, it really is up to you.
Here are 5 ways to be better in 2017.