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April Showers Bring May Flowers
April 17, 2014 7:38:00 AM
"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago" - Warren Buffett
And market volatility brings financial opportunity!
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Volatility is your friend. It is the volatility that creates the opportunity to buy great companies on sale! During this period of volatility, you can rest assured that most companies are NOT going to go out of business. Don't let fear dictate your investment decisions. All you have to do is remain patient and weather the storm.
However, you would actually be missing out on the great opportunity at hand if this were ALL you did. Instead of just passively weathering the storm, you should HARNESS it. If you left town during every April shower you'd never get to tend to your garden and in time, enjoy the May flowers.
Spring is just around the corner, so plant a few more seeds during the heavy rains and you just might get to enjoy a few more flowers as the market starts to bloom for the select quality companies we are investing in. Nepsis Capital Management doesn't invest in indexes or ETF funds. It invests in quality companies because it knows that during periods of volatility and market corrections, the indexes suffer, even if some of the companies in that index are doing well.
The market will make its run higher... it will test and hit new highs... and then, through a combination of profit-taking, fear and or the ever-present bear theorists and the natural, cyclical pattern of growth, there is a correction. If you are Investing with Clarity™, you come to expect these cyclical corrections... even wait for them with anticipation. That's because we know there will be quality companies that we want to own, or buy more of, on sale for us to purchase.
That's why we always say' Volatility is our friend. Don't let a little rain deter you from seeing the promise of growth which many companies still hold. Don't let the media and the hype on index performance keep you from turning the soil and continuing to grow your portfolio over time. Continue cultivating your garden and grow deep roots with a long-term vision of the Spring to come. It's time to harness the opportunities the present correction has provided us and continue Investing with Clarity™.
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