If you live on the east coast, rain is a regular occurrence and the weatherman’s ability to predict the precipitation is infamously fickle. There is a generations long joke about the weatherman getting it wrong.
It seems the stock market works much the same way and analysts are just as woefully unable to predict its movement as the weatherman on your local newscast.
The good thing about this arrangement though is if you can get your mind around the fact that while there will be periods of drought in the stock market, there will also be plenty of rain to fill up your investment buckets. Like the rain it will sometimes come in a slow drizzle and sometime as a deluge, but it will come – whether the weatherman gets it right or not.