"I'm more concerned about controlling the downside. Learn to take the losses. The most important thing about making money is not to let your losses get out of hand." -- Marty Schwartz
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I don't often talk about politics or world events but before I share some brief thoughts on the lackluster market action, I do want to get a point across.
I'm not sure if it is because of the wide reach of media or if there are more disturbing events going on than what would be considered normal. Whether it be the still missing young girls in Nigeria, the ongoing situation in the Middle East, the escalating crisis in and around Israel or now the passenger plane being shot down over the Ukraine, we aren't having the best summer in terms of making money but really, that is such a small and almost superficial/trivial detail.
If you're as blessed as I am to have won the birth lottery and have been born in a peaceful safe nation, in my case Canada, we really have to give our head a shake sometimes. We are so lucky to be safe and free and sometimes we just have to take a step back.
I know I can get frustrated sometimes at things that are really so trivial in the grand scheme of things. I've got to really count my blessings and be grateful for what I have and the peace I enjoy in my life. I hope we can all send a few thoughts out to those who aren't as fortunate and really take a look at the big picture to realize just how lucky we are.