Not All News is Bad News
Positive Vibrations is a Financial Coach newsletter intended to act as a vehicle for spreading optimism through the sharing of good news. And now, your dose of positivity for the month of September 2019.
Rapidly Declining Rate of Child Mortality
With declining poverty and increasing knowledge and service in the health sector, child mortality around the world is declining very rapidly: Global child mortality fell from 18.2% in 1960 to 4.3% in 2015; while 4.3% is still too high, this is a substantial achievement. — Read more at Our World in Data
Prescribing Money to Fight Poverty
Gary Bloch, a family doctor working in Canada, has an unusual way of treating his patients. He looks beyond health and well-being to prescribe something he believes can be more powerful than medication: money. — Read more at Positive.News
On the Verge of Curing Multiple Sclerosis
After her years of research, a Cambridge scientist could be on the verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis. — Read more at Good News Network
Did You Know?
Just Since 1960
- Consumer Price Index up 9x — Source: US Inflation Calculator
- S&P 500 Index up 50x — Source: S&P Earning: 1960-Current
- S&P 500 cash dividend up 28x — Source: S&P 500 Dividend by Year
Conclusion: Mainstream equities have been an extraordinarily effective way for long-term investors to build and protect purchasing power throughout their lives — first as accumulators and later as retirees.
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