Topic: How To Invest

What is Pat’s Commentary for the Week of May 31, 2022

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The business of finance seems to attract large numbers of two kinds of people. Some take many things in life way too seriously. Others have a knack for spotting the humour in their work lives, sometimes to a point that jeopardizes their career success. You can learn a lot about investing if you can bear to listen to the too-serious crowd. You just have to learn not to take what they say too seriously. If you learn to read between the lines, so much the better. For example, most of our Inner Circle members are aware that the 1960s was a time of great innovation in finance. This opened up great profit opportunities to financial firms, the salespeople they employ, and the clients whose life savings financed the party. The big financial firms made terrific profits. Their salespeople had a lot of fun and earned high incomes for a number of years. Clients tended to come in third—even though their life savings financed…