SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | November 3, 2021
Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy
Let the Market Worry For You (Michael Batnick)
“In Bill Miller’s most recent investor letter, he perfectly captures the posture that most investors ought to have.
When I am asked what I worry about in the market, the answer usually is “nothing”, because everyone else in the market seems to spend an inordinate amount of time worrying, and so all of the relevant worries seem to be covered. My worries won’t have any impact except to detract from something much more useful, which is trying to make good long-term investment decisions.”
“Try and fill in that chart with positive headlines. You can’t. Because there are no positive headlines. Bill Gates said it best: “Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you, because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.”
Your Finances & other Wealth Management links
How to Protect Yourself From Online Card Fraud. “The first tip is to use credit cards for digital shopping because they have federally mandated protections. And be wary of websites that offer brand-name goods at steep discounts.” (The New York Times)
Credit Card Debt Is Bad for More Than Just Your Finances “A new study says that worries about repaying debt may lead to poor health later in life. So here are some tips for dealing with your bills.” (The New York Times)
The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing
Your Physical & Mental Well-being
How to Have Better Family Meals (The New York Times)
This Week’s Serendipity
Animation: How the European Map Has Changed Over 2,400 Years (Visual Capitalist)
“The history of Europe is breathtakingly complex. While there are rare exceptions like Andorra and Portugal, which have had remarkably static borders for hundreds of years, jurisdiction over portions of the continent’s landmass have changed hands innumerable times.
Today’s video comes to us from YouTube channel Cottereau, and it shows the evolution of European map borders starting from 400 BC. Empires rise and fall, invasions sweep across the continent, and modern countries slowly begin to take shape (with the added bonus of an extremely dramatic instrumental).”
Click on the image to watch the animation.