In my recent post The future ain’t what it used to be, I talked about the importance of looking ahead for scenarios that could affect our portfolios, and assessing what impact they might have. 2017 is littered with potential event risks; here we look at the 'unlucky 13', with European politics taking centre stage.
“The future ain’t what it used to be” is a quote often attributed to New York Met’s coach Yogi Berra, and is also one of Meat Loaf’s songs. The same applies to financial markets and investments. We can’t just rely on the past behaviour of markets to understand the risk we face in the future; that would be like driving a car using a rear view mirror. So what should we do instead?