The unfortunate reality is that political and economic volatility is likely to continue.

Mike Watters

Coupled with the added disruption of global trade disputes this is likely to lead to higher inflation and the knock-on effect of strongly rising interest rates.

Resolution: I plan to spend this year, as those gone by, looking for opportunities amid the volatile market conditions and being bold (not reckless), while remaining disciplined in investment decision-making.

Mike Watters, chief executive, RDI REIT