Global Matters Weekly – Patience is a Virtue
Patience is essential to daily life and even more so if you are parents to young kids. When I was a child, I was often told to “be patient”, which meant staying calm in the face of delay, frustration or adversity. We all have many opportunities in life to practice this virtue; being stuck in traffic, the ups and down of parenthood, or indeed, managing one’s investments. By understanding the importance of having patience, we can maintain our focus on our long-term goals, and not let short term noise push us into taking unnecessary action. Time in the market is better than timing the market, as they say, as it allows investors to benefit from the power of compounding, which Albert Einstein once referred to as the 8th wonder of the world.