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The Cycle of Fortune

September 16th

Many shall be restored that now are fallen and many shall fall that are now in honor.

Warren Buffett

In the world of investing, it's easy to be swayed by the present, by the flashy success stories and the doom-laden failures. The business world, much like life, is not a static entity. It's in a constant state of flux, where today's winners can be tomorrow's losers and vice versa.

But this cyclical nature isn't just about passive observation of the market's rhythms. It's about developing the ability to discern these rhythms, to see potential in the fallen and caution in the honored. It's about swimming against the tide, making decisions with a long-term perspective, and investing not based on current standings, but future potential.

As investors, we need to see beyond the now, remember the cycle, and invest with an understanding of the transient nature of fortune. The best choices may not stir immediate excitement; they may even be overlooked at first. But over time, these unassuming, measured decisions yield consistent, reliable returns. It's these choices that form the bedrock of a solid investment strategy, and they are often the most rewarding.

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