Faced with that situation, stocks and bonds fell simultaneously, ending 2022 in the red.
So what will happen in 2023. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that a third of the world economy will be in recession. Moody’s Analytics predicts that the US, in particular, may well be out of recession, but still experience a period of sluggish growth.
Some equity analysts think technology stocks, which have struggled in 2022, are likely to have a better year.
When it comes to real estate, economists and observers offer different opinions. Some people predict that house prices will rise by 5%, while others predict that prices will fall by 20% from the peak.
But regardless of the forecasts, investors should be vigilant in managing their portfolios.
It is very difficult to invest effectively without knowing what you need when.
Financial planner Taylor Wilson, chairman of Greenstone Wealth Management, said: “Individual investors are forced to create a financial plan, outline their goals and determine their own financial position before building or rebalancing their portfolio”.
It also means that investors need to be honest with themselves about their tolerance for loss. Investors need to understand that taking risks is a necessary part of achieving long-term goals, especially in times of high inflation.
Skip the noise
Whether 2023 is a bad year or a great year for the stock market, or both in different ways, that shouldn’t affect everyone’s investment decisions.
The best way to avoid being “manipulated” by too much news is to establish a simple routine. You should set aside a fixed amount each month for a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds.
What is a reasonable investment portfolio?
If you have a reasonable time horizon but don’t like big risks, a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds in 2023 could work for you.
In the wake of recession fears, Wilson noted that value stocks, which typically represent companies with strong fundamentals but undervalued, tend to outperform during downturns or economic downturns. These companies typically pay higher dividends, helping to maintain high profits.
The expert said higher-yield bonds could also be an attractive option.
For investors with a long-term view and high risk tolerance, Wilson suggests looking for bottom fishing opportunities. “Look for good companies that are oversold and avoid those that may not have the income or balance sheet to survive this potential recession.”
And for near-retirees who need to preserve assets to have enough money to spend over the next five years, he recommends a bond ladder strategy, as yields are at their highest in more than a decade.
Be careful with cryptocurrencies
The “Crypto Winter” of 2022 pushed Bitcoin down nearly 65%. Stablecoin TerraUSD is down to just 2 cents, a 98% drop from the USD anchor. Meanwhile, several major crypto trading platforms such as FTX, Voyager, and Celsius have collapsed over allegations of mismanagement and fraud.
Regardless of an investor’s view of the long-term potential of cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrencies remain an area of loose scrutiny and uncertainty, leaving individual investors vulnerable to losing money if things go wrong. Don’t invest money you can’t afford to lose.
Certified financial advisor Ryan Sterling, founder of Future of You Wealth, advises his clients, who typically have at least $500,000 in assets in their portfolio, to maintain exposure to all cryptocurrencies. All cryptocurrencies make up less than 3% of their total portfolio.
If the allocation level for cryptocurrencies has dropped from its original level, Sterling advises investors to keep it at that level.
Know your limits
No matter how smart or educated you are, volatility in investing cannot be completely avoided. But you are not alone.
According to Daniel Crosby, an expert on financial behavior, people are easily led by a certain trend and can hurt their wallets.
Emotions of tension, excitement or focusing too much on negative information, telling yourself everything or rather choosing what you know can lead investors to make bad decisions.
But by recognizing those trends and addressing the problem, investors can avoid losses.
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