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By Jason Zweig | Oct. 11, 2018 12:47 p.m. ET



If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on the Fed;

If you can trust yourself when guests on CNBC shout anew,

But make allowance for their shouting dread;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or, surrounded by nonsense, don’t deal in nonsense,

Or, inundated in indicators, scoff at what they’re indicating,

And cherish the thought that uncertainty is immense….


(With abject apologies to Rudyard Kipling)


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For further reading:



Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money

Articles and other research:


Rudyard Kipling, “If–“ (

The remarkable story of Rudyard Kipling’s “If” (

Buy-and-Hold Is Dead. Long Live Buy-and-Hold

When the Stock Market Plunges…Will You Be Brave or Will You Cave?

A Rediscovered Masterpiece by Benjamin Graham

Lessons and Ideas from Benjamin Graham

A (Long) Chat with Peter L. Bernstein