By now most people know that 2017 was a fantastic year for the stock markets around the world. Whether you are currently invested and fear a major setback or are on the sidelines hoping for a correction so that you can finally get back in, everyone is asking the same question; can the stock market go higher?
The author is a financial advisor and the grandson of Jewish immigrants who were driven out of Eastern Europe to become lifelong Americans and registered Democrats. He lives in a family of all women and describes himself as a social liberal and fiscal conservative. This article is not intended as an endorsement or condemnation of President Donald Trump.
It's a holiday phenomenon that while sipping eggnog or enjoying a football game, someone will ultimately bring up the issue of how their investments are doing. This year the boasters will probably inflict even more pain as many concerned citizens stayed on the sidelines until after the election, only to watch as markets have soared ever since.
Why is it that many people decide to set goals this time of year? Is there anything magical about the New Year? I have to admit every year for as long as I can remember, I set goals for various aspects of my life. According to the book I'm currently reading, The One Thing, you have a 39% better chance of accomplishing goals by writing them down. After reading mo