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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.
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.
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.
Depressed by the news? That’s
the point. The aim of the media is to keep you watching. http://bit.ly/2oiT8Pj
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.