There’s a real need for investors to evolve away from the inherent urge to run, investments in hand, from scary headlines, the dour-palooza of bear market commentators, and adopt the support of someone who can separate the fly shit from the pepper in all this media noise.
Human beings inherited a type of panic button in the centre of our heads – like an adrenaline-induced trigger that urges us to run away at the first hint of trouble. It’s a genetic build that probably saved our species when animal skins were everyone’s attire, and one that can now decimate investments through knee-jerk reactions to scary financial headlines.
The FTSE 100 has been couched as if it’s barely afloat. But the reality of this Index is different in both the short and long term.
In life, we sometimes end up paying for not paying attention, like the eventual chiropractic cost barreling towards Generation “Tech-Neck” – a condition caused by the billions of heads constantly bent down towards mobile phones. The dangers are now symptomatic of that innovation and the new social mores of technology – like walking while texting, and a fountain suddenly jumps out in front of you: