RUEDI: Preparing for uncertain markets | Business

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“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs … ” are the first words of the famous Rudyard Kipling poem “If.” The poem in its entirety is a deeply introspective passage that could be applied to many areas of life. I find it to be particularly insightful in the context of recent market events.

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen uncertainty around topics like inflation, spending, taxes, domestic growth and national debt. On top of those issues, one of the largest real estate developers in China defaulted on a portion of its debt, creating concerns throughout international markets. With so many seemingly negative stories permeating the news, it’s no wonder that we’ve seen volatility return.

However, as Kipling notes, the virtues of being patient and trusting your judgement are important things to cling to when everyone else is panicking. There will always be some negative circumstances that create doubt in…

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