One of the many great things about our chosen occupation is that we get to consume huge volumes of information on a daily basis. Thoughts from market guru's, predictions from genius level economists and theories from rocket scientists; we read, listen and watch them all, but every once in a while something very simple catches our eye that has a much more profound impact on our day to day lives.
The attached, 10 things that require zero talent has become one of our favorites. We hope that you will be able to post it on your fridge at home for your kids to see, or at the office for coworkers to think about, just as we have.
From things that require no talent, to things that require patience and perspective, take a look at the attached chart from Manulife Capital Markets and Strategy, showing some of the negative headlines that have filled media screens since March 2009. Obviously, negative headlines do not correlate with the direction of the markets. Patience has been rewarded and we will continue to manage your hard earned savings with this patience in mind.