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  1. Jon
    Jon November 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm | | Reply

    I live this every day! “Things are really bad out there” is a regular comment I hear.

    I’d expand on your thought that the “problem” goes beyond the regular media and is now more in the world of the Internet & email. I receive an email or two forwarded to me every week from the fear monger guy selling his latest book / or subscription newsletter. He’s telling the scared investors how he can save them from the upcoming 1929 like depression, or whatever.

    I’ve equivocated this to the traditional sales methods of fear and greed, but because the Internet / email is the new form of media people still believe what they read. First it was the covered wagon and the snake oil salesman, then everyone bot the pitch when radio arrived on the scene, then it was the TV pitchman – and now the Internet & email.

  2. marty smoler
    marty smoler November 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm | | Reply

    Bill,I’m in your camp here, no matter how small our slice is.

  3. Tom Grant
    Tom Grant November 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm | | Reply

    The same feeling of being worse off is one of the reasons that the Republicans are going to do well tonight. Apparently the Democrats can’t do any better than the media in dispelling the gloom. We have very short memories and people don’t remember how bad it was 6 years ago.

  4. Chal Daniels
    Chal Daniels November 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm | | Reply

    Today others won’t, so that tomorrow I can accomplish what others cant’. Jerry Rice
    We can take in all that the talking heads have to say, but them we must create our own reality, offense and defense, to make our vision happen. This applies to planning as well as portfolio management.

  5. Donna
    Donna November 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm | | Reply

    I’m with you Bill.

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