The Enormous, Unpredictable Market – for Investors Modest MoneyLeave a comment

It’s impossible to predict the future. This should go without saying, but even in the world of investment, smart people forget this reality. So we have to be reminded. Lots of writers and philosophers have wrapped up this thought in various ways: Nassim Taleb’s “Black Swan”; Charlie Munger’s “History doesn’t repeat itself…but it rhymes”. Good investment has always been about finding a way to make educated guesses about future events. But as the world grows increasingly complex, this job becomes harder and harder.

TIAA-CREF is a company that helps you with this near-impossible task. By analyzing the behaviors of all industries, world events, catastrophes, and surprises all around the globe, they are able to look at the world economy as a single organism. They can see momentum and potential. When making investment decisions, it’s important to have a team of allies who keep an eye on every corner of the world system. Their insights can inform your decisions.

Why is it important to hire a team like TIAA-CREF? Because you need a lot of people in order to observe all of the infinite details that make up the world economy. That’s the essence of Taleb’s Black Swan idea: the market is…

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