Talking Points: Stock Market, Job Creation, FBI

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Despite the enormous wealth creating-power of the stock market, looking at it too closely can be terrifying. A daily look at portfolio values means you see a loss 46.7% of the time, whereas a yearly look shows a loss a mere 27.6% of the time. The Center for Outcomes, February 6, 2018

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” President George W. Bush, August 4, 2004

January was the 88th consecutive month of job creation, the longest streak of continuous hiring on record. The Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2018

Harvard rejects one in four students with perfect SAT scores. Duke University rejects three out of five high school valedictorians. MarketWatch, January 31, 2018

In 1964, the FBI investigated the song “Louie, Louie” because people thought the lyrics were dirty. After three months, the FBI abandoned the investigation because it couldn’t make out the words. Mental Floss, January 10, 2018

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, they grow on skepticism, they mature on optimism, and they die on euphoria”. Sir John Templeton

In Iceland, 0% of Icelandic people under the age of 25 believe the Bible’s account of the Earth’s creation. Belief in elves, meanwhile, remains above 50%. The Week, February 2, 2018

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