I not a pro, but definitely not an amateur at investing...and I can remember back when I lost my ass off based upon feelings.
You have to invest based upon what the market is showing you...reading the market as you would say. like the above author Larry Swedroe says...there is no forecast.
How many times does a company come out with great earnings...and the stock drops? doesn't make sense does it. You have to take what the market is showing you and adjust accordingly. There are no predictions for tomorrow until the sun rises. Making money today in the market seems rather easy, its keeping it, knowing when to sell that's hard. Just my 2 cents.
Where I am from, we never really had restrictions if only for a short period. Its pretty much been business as usual for a while, except things we need/ use costing more.
I will predict at least a long term downtrend sooner than later, if not a severe crash, based on hyper inflation, debt, and investors seaching for alternive wealth creation to avoid the unrealistic capital gain tax. I will be looking more into real estate for example.
But RE investing is an itch I love to scratch, but I usually wait for a down RE market before making moves.
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Im just a small fry, but I cant imagine the fat cats in the market are going to be ok with that. I think people will leave the market faster than people leaving the golden state.