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:
- There is no substitute for headwinds
- (Add your own choice)
I look forward to hearing from you!