Financial investment losses are the markets’ way of telling you to make adjustments and to correct your present course of action. The parallels between how American investors deal with financial pain and how individuals deal with physical pain is illuminating.
According to a recent article in Consumer Reports, 80% of Americans experience persistent pain of some type and spend over $300 Billion on treatments, drugs and care. All too often, their solution is to throw opiates, such as Percocet or Vicodin, at the problem. This mentality has obviously caused an explosive drug epidemic instead of a hoped-for cure.