The world seems more uncertain today than at any other time in my life. That’s a simple sentence but one with significant implications. And it’s not just me. Here’s what The New York Times said on August 12 in an article about John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard:
I’m going to devote this memo to the uncertainty in the world and the investment environment and then offer my take on the appropriate strategy response. This will require me to touch on a large number of topics, but I will try to dwell less than usual on each of them. If after reading this memo you find yourself hungry for more, you might go back to “What Worries Me” (August 28, 2008) and “The Long View” (January 9, 2009).