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No One Ever Grew Wealth Being Scared

FYI: Investors currently seem scared of everything. Stock
market volatility, earnings, Fed policy, energy prices, China’s
economy, terrorism, politics, Britain leaving the EU, and
inflation are just a few of the many issues keeping investors
fearful. This short-term market myopia seems like an
opportune time for longer-term investors to take more risk.

Over longer periods of time, returns compensate
investors for taking risk. Although everyone is schooled
on the concepts of risk and return, investors rarely
take advantage of opportunities that might enhance
long-term returns because they are too scared to do
so. Instead, they cling to past performance believing
historical outperformance will continue indefinitely


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