As for how to prepare for various “bad things,” well, that’s pretty much what I write about every week in the Dividend Cafe.
Today's Post - https://bahnsen.co/47aKXKm
There are some financial writers who I believe are professional doomsdayers. There are some who are more nuanced. And, yes, there are others who I think are hard to pin down. I suppose it is most fair to treat all people individually, with unique circumstances and particulars around their approach and worldview. For example, I think some are SINCERE but almost always WRONG (and have a business model that depends on scaring people, even if they really believe it). Some professional doomsdayers are, in my opinion, rank charlatans and grifters – though I’d rather not give names here. Hopefully you get the idea …
As for how to prepare for various “bad things,” well, that’s pretty much what I write about every week in the Dividend Cafe. In the first such issue this month I wrote the following, and it would apply to the wide array of possible scenarios we face:
“Our Operation Magnify is forever committed to active, proactive, intelligible allocation of capital across Dividend Growth companies, in the Boring Bond space needed to preserve capital, in Credit assets where there is opportunity and compensation for risk taken, in areas of both Growth and Income Enhancement, and of course in Alternatives where we can seek to lower the volatility profile of a portfolio and diversify sources of risk and reward.
Doing that in an era of high rate volatility, of high ambiguity about monetary policy, and a period where far too many eyes are only on the Fed requires a contrarian bend, a deep commitment to real enterprise (bottom-up company realities that transcend monthly price volatility), and a faithful commitment to the principles that made Magnify what it is.
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