Monday, April 24, 2017

Dimensional - Coffee Break with Jim Parker
Coffee Break: Lest We Forget
In the face of constant 24/7 news headlines, reflective moments like those offered on Anzac Day each year remind us that the most significant things in life are not necessarily what happened in the last five minutes.
A similar long-term focus is required in the world of investment, where our attention is constantly dragged from one instant headline to the next. That’s why taking a break from the news media can serve as a tonic for frayed nerves.
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While news is a source of instant information, it rarely provides meaning. That comes from longer-term reflection and analysis and an awareness of slow-moving, but deeper, change. Indeed, this article suggests that taking a break from the instant hit of fast news can ease anxiety, promote insight and restore a long-term focus.
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The news isn’t just bad at the moment. It’s bad for you. So why not take a break? http://bit.ly/2ppfqme

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Have you ever calculated how many hours you spend scanning headlines on Facebook or watching financial news or getting grumpy reading about politics? This writer did and was shocked by the result. In this article, he argues you should see news mainly as entertainment geared to keep you watching so that it makes money.
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Depressed by the news? That’s the point. The aim of the media is to keep you watching. http://bit.ly/2oiT8Pj

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There is no shortage of instant information these days. The bigger question is over the quality of what’s on offer. The firehose of news and opinions about the news threaten to overwhelm many investors. In response, this writer suggests two responses—taking a historical view and filtering out the noise.
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Overwhelmed by news headlines? Take a broader view and filter out the daily noise. http://bit.ly/2pLC3xH