We focus on the moderate to longer-term trends – which are typically positive – when investing for the future. Bad news happens quickly while good news happens slowly. Too many firms and the financial media are eager to offer negative information on the current state of the economy, what could go wrong, the next crash etc. Frankly, it’s nauseating. While the economy can be important for business decisions, employment, etc., it typically should be of little concern to the patient, disciplined, and goal-focused investor.