How to Proactively Deal With China Trade News

THE BIG THING I WANT YOU TO KNOW:

Trade tensions with China have been the cause of much of the market volatility for the last two years. There’s no way of predicting what will happen next or how what happens will affect the market. You can proactively prepare by basing your investments on things you can control, which are you, your situation, and your goals and dreams for the future.

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While the U.S. and China coming to a trade agreement would be a H U G E win (considering that trade tensions with China have been the cause of much of the market volatility for the last two years.)

BUT…

A trade agreement with China could keep the Fed from cutting interest rates, which rumors of has driven up stocks over the last few weeks.

And there we have it… the two sides of the coin. The headline news, ladies and gentlemen and how to “react” is a “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” as they say…

This is why we’re using the China Trade Deal news to offer a more productive and more secure investment strategy. Let’s dive in.


Don’t (Over) React To The Headlines You See! Especially Not With Your Investments

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Too many people get this wrong. Many many people are reactive investors! #STOPTHEMADNESS

One of the reasons for this is that the news cycle is built off of getting your attention, and I find that many peoples’ investment strategies are tied to that. (Related: How To Overcome The Negativity In The News & Create True Financial Security)

Friends, listen: EVEN IF you knew what was going to happen, you don’t know how that’s going to impact the market! There are lots of ups and downs in the market, and if you try to invest in response to that, you’re going to end up on the losing side.

Want proof that reactive investing will hurt your future? Look no further than the 2016 Presidential Election.

Most of the news media were making sweeping pronouncements that the market would tank if, then presidential candidate, Donald Trump won the election.

When he was elected, the market shot up!

Nobody would have predicted that. So if you were a reactive investor, you were in trouble!


“There are lots of ups and downs in the market, and if you try to invest in response to that, you’re going to end up on the losing side.”


Fortunately, there is an approach to financial planning and investing that goes above news like the China Trade Deal. And even though it’s hard to NOT REACT to the news, we have to remember: THERE IS A BETTER INVESTMENT STRATEGY…

A better investment strategy alternative the supersedes all breaking news!

This may sound weird, and overly simplistic, but focus on YOU instead of what you’re hearing in the news cycle.

Talking heads are trained to invoke fear and boost ratings… they’re not who you should trust with your investments and future.

Invest based on things you can control, instead of things you can’t. When you focus on your specific situation and build an investment strategy based on your unique goals, you can handle all the craziness of the market.

What should you let impact your investments?

  • The stage of life you’re in

  • When you want to retire

  • What you want to do before and after retirement

  • Your current salary

  • Your holistic financial picture

NOT, the bold headlines scrolling across your feed!

When you focus on your specific situation and build an investment strategy based on your unique goals, you can handle all the craziness of the market.


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Learn to Invest Proactively Based On Your Needs Rather Than The News Feeds!

A proactive investment strategy combines all of the things listed above to figure out how you’re going to be okay long-term, because everyone’s situation is different.

You need to invest on what will work for YOU.

Sure, hindsight is always 20/20, but you can’t live in that world! Use an investment strategy built for you, so you can feel confident in your future. You don’t have to be tied at the hip to the news media and what may or may not come along.

Are you tired of being reactive to the news? Or the anxiety that comes from trying to make investment decisions based on the unknown? We always start creating plans by listening to our client’s dreams for the future and understanding their complete financial picture.

Our team would love to help you create an investment plan focused on ONLY YOU that can feel confident in will lead you to reach your dreams. Say hello to peace, and goodbye to the latest “breaking news.”

 


 
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