In the 1999 (hard to believe it was that long ago) Kevin Costner movie “For the Love of the Game” Billy Chapel leans forward and utters the words “Clear the Mechanism” forcing himself to tune out the noise, distractions, and focusing his attention only at the task at hand, making a good pitch and thereby striking his batter out.
In an interesting comparison in investing, given today’s constant pounding of headlines (there goes my twitter news feed to my phone now..haha) one thing Billy can help us all remember, is to tune out the noise.
Technology has helped us make great innovations, accelerate many facets of business and certainly brought better investing techniques. However, given the sometimes negative and totally conflicting headlines, a little Billy Chapel may do us all better as investors.
Have a Great Day!
PS Go Rangers!