Through the Lens of Time

There's a force in the universe that makes things happen … and all you have to do is get in touch with it … stop thinking … let things happen … and be the market.

find your center … hear nothing … feel nothing …

Here, you try

… just relax … find your Center …. picture the market Danny … picture it … turn off all the sound … just let it happen, be the market … be the market Danny …

you're not being the market Danny!

“Well it’s kind of difficult with you talking like that!”

[Investing wisdom from Caddyshack]

Time is all that matters

When I tell my son “not until tomorrow”, I get a reply such as “that’s forever away”! But in retrospect he may be on to something. Lets say I’m 40 years old, and for round numbers take one year as a baseline. One year to me does not seem so long, let alone waiting for tomorrow. As a percentage of my 40 times around the sun, that’s 1/40th or 2.5% of my perception of time and life experience. 2.5% is relatively small. To a 10 year old, 1 year is 1/10th or 10% of their life. My son may be on to something in that tomorrow is 4 times longer to him than my perception of tomorrow.

Let’s look at this perception of time with something more mechanical like a camera lens. A camera lens is really just a filter of light. A telephoto lens (or “zoom in” function on your phone for the younger ones) essentially makes things appear closer and a wide angle lens (“zoom out”) widens the view to show more. A different lens with a different focus gives you a different view.

So my son and I are both right through our own lens of time.

Now for 2 bold bold statements: The Market always goes up! The Market always crashes!

[Source: S&P500 Index 1 Month – log scale.]

Can you spot WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, Late 1930s recession, Flash Crash of 1962, Market crash in early 1970’s, Black Monday, Dot-com Bubble, Financial crisis 2008, 2015-16 sell off?

Even with all these world changing events, investing through a longer lens of time is your best friend. And I suspect the Crypto Market will follow a similar trajectory.

So, relax a little and be the market. (In any market you choose)

[Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash]

So how can you “ be The Market”? (see below)

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