Have you ever felt like you were being pulled in different directions? That's how many feel today: Do we go out or stay in? Do we spend or not? Will stocks rise or fall? Will the economy continue to recover or collapse? Very good questions, all.
Looming over everything, of course, is the virus, but there are also various ramifications regarding election outcomes to add to the mix. Perhaps the only thing that is certain is, at this point, uncertainty, and that means, at least in investment terms, more volatility on the horizon. When competing data points cause competing outlooks, can those outlooks become self-fulfilling prophecies?