The stock market, along with currency, commodities and most other financial markets, has had a wild ride. It can be unsettling when financial news is pushed to the front page and difficult to understand how developments affect our personal investments.
The truth is that I do not know if the stock market will go up, down, or sideways in the near term. I stopped trying to call tops and bottoms before the 2008 crisis, and price action has become even more unpredictable since that correction.
I can offer more reassurance when it comes to our mortgage investments. There is no reason to believe that established homeowners will stop making mortgage payments because the stock market is volatile or China devalues its currency. Our returns are driven by these consistent monthly payments.
Given all of the unknowns on the investing horizon, cash flow investments are a vital part of a diverse portfolio. We continue to find attractive investments that can perform well even if the broader economy remains slow.
For more information about the innovative investments we are making, or to discuss the increasingly volatile capital markets, do not hesitate to call or email.