Talking Points: Cash, Gold, S&P 500, Dogs and More…

Cash, Gold, S&P 500, Dogs and More…

Nearly 10% of Americans carry no cash on them, while 40% leave the house with $20 or less. The Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2017

It is estimated that 173,000 metric tons of gold has been mined since 1493, and 91% of that amount has been mined since 1900. In fact, 70% was mined since 1950. Money Metals Exchange, August 17, 2017

Two new studies found that people have more empathy for dogs suffering pain than human beings in pain, and would be more likely to donate money to save a homeless dog than a homeless person. Independent, November 2, 2017

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in.” Ronald Reagan

The S&P has soared about 21% since Trump’s election. That’s the third best performance under a new president, behind President George H. W. Bush and President John F. Kennedy. The DOW has advanced 28.5%, its best performance since 1945 when the blue-chip gauge was up 29.83% following the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt. CNNMoney, November 8, 2017

Healthy people make 28% more over their lifetimes than unhealthy people. MarketWatch, October 30, 2017

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” Pablo Picasso

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