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Poll: When can’t you replace “headwinds” in your commentary?

Is there any time you can’t substitute “challenges” for “headwinds” in investment or economic commentary?

“Headwinds” shows up everywhere in market and economic commentary. I don’t like it because its meaning isn’t clear in the context of commentary. I prefer plainer language, such as “challenges” or “barriers.”

When I posed this question on Twitter, Justin Smith of Jonathan Smith & Co. sent a tongue-in-cheek tweet about one situation in which it’s okay to use headwinds.




What do YOU think about headwinds?

Headwinds has a long history of use in our industry, so I won’t be surprised if many of you vote to continue using it.

Please answer the following question in the poll in the right-hand column of my blog: What is the best substitute for “headwinds” in market or economic commentary?

Your choices include:

  • Barriers
  • Challenges
  • There is no substitute for headwinds
  • (Add your own choice)

I look forward to hearing from you!