By now, you’ve probably seen a few – or a few thousand – retrospectives on the past year and the past 10 years … with a few 20-year reflections thrown in.
Maybe it’s the nice, round new year number.
Maybe it’s the surprisingly strong 2019 returns, even though there was plenty of room for doubt throughout.
Or maybe it’s the wishful thinking that “2020” might finally offer us the perfect vision we’ve lacked so far.
Whatever the reason, it can be entertaining to reminisce about the year just ended, and guess at what the next 12 months may bring. But, as Jeff Sommer of The New York Times said, “It is the time of year for predictions and I’ll make one: You will be better off ignoring the Wall Street stock-market predictions for 2020.”