How bad can it get?
I’m talking about all the world event headlines that are going on right now. Some days you turn on the TV or read the news headlines and you end up shaking your head at what is being reported. As an investor, you need to remember that these are just headlines. The events are not finalized when the headline comes out.
Current world event headlines
There are many world event headlines hitting the news right now. We all know that the Portuguese bank is in a bad situation. The ebola outbreak is making big headlines as international air travel could be heavily impacted. These are big headlines but if they don’t pan out, they will not affect our economy at all.
Interest rates are also another big headline but if you are watching the economic data, rates will probably not go up until later in the year. The drama in Russia is a big headline but if it comes to a resolution, it also will not affect the economy.
The outcome of the Israel and Gaza strip conflict is still to be determined. ISIS is making big headlines and it is good for us to be concerned about this terrorist group but again the impact on our economy is still unsure.
The investor’s response to world event headlines
The question you need to be asking when watching or reading the news is, “How could this world event really impact my portfolio?” The message coming from the media can cause some investors to over react. At Fi Plan Partners we are conducting diligent research and data analysis to make portfolio decisions that are in the best interest of our clients and not influenced by the media.
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Greg Powell is President and CEO of Fi Plan Partners, an independent investment firm in Birmingham, AL, serving clients across the nation through financial planning, wealth management and business consulting. Fi Plan Partners creates strategies in the best interest of their clients using both fee based investing and transactional investing.
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