Conflicts between consumers, central banks, and traders
There are many conflicting influences that effect investments. However I feel that in troubled times you look at basics of investment in a business.ie 1 Low cost of production to survive low market prices. 2 Ability to grow with a product whose consumption is not totally discresionary. 3.Quality of management. 4.Dividend yield 5.Positive cashflow from operations. If the company can satisfy the above it will outperform in good times. The above is a simplistic set of criteria I adopt in turbulent times, which Jack covers in his post.