Can financial forecasting predict the best investments?

Should you use a crystal ball when you create your investment strategy?

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Goldstein on Gelt with Douglas Goldstein
Goldstein on Gelt with Douglas Goldstein
Goldstein on Gelt with Douglas Goldstein

Many investors use "financial forecasting", and base their investment strategy on what they think might happen in the markets. Is that a good idea? Roger Whitney, CFP, host of The Retirement Answer Man podcast, and Douglas Goldstein, CFP, director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd., discuss the problems with choosing investments based on predictions of what might be. Learn the difference between assumptions and forecasts and find out what you should look for in both the short and long term.

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