By Bill Donoghue, MarketWatch
Cut short-term losses and jump on new trends; rising rates and holiday and year-ending spending sectors appear in the cards.
It’s the holiday-spending season when the majority of retailers book most of their annual sales and unfortunately, health-insurance and Obamacare increases are announced. Obamacare enrollments are far below expectations, so the health-care costs will rise and services decline while the federal government subsidizes or forces increased health-care costs as Christmas presents to insurance companies.
When will we ever learn? The logical way out is to listen closely to the Presidential candidates over the next year and decide who will make the hard decisions. We will be looking for the financial implications of this next volatile year as new trends show objectively where investment opportunities appear.