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Monthly Market Review - May 2019

Christopher LaPorta

May 13, 2019


Young Prince Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, “To be or not to be: that is the question” (Shakespeare, Hamlet , Act 3, Scene 1) depicts his inner struggle over life and death. Although Hamlet’s angst may have little in common with investing, investors share a dilemma that at times can feel as serious as life and death. The investor’s dilemma is whether and how to react to the latest economic or political news report. 

There are two general ways investors can react to new information. Investors must draw a distinction between preparing for and predicting the ups and downs in the markets when interpreting the near daily onslaught of economic data and earnings reports. Investment success can hinge upon striking the right balance between these choices. 

Read the entire Monthly Market Review to learn more about preparing for and predicting the ups and downs in the markets.