My head is filled with so many different thoughts as I sit down to write this week’s column. I am thinking of the heartfelt and humble Christmas Angel requests we have from children who have lived with the fear and stress of family violence. I am considering the fact that for many of those children, the holidays will not bring sweet and comforting family traditions, but instead a guaranteed mounting tension in the home, a growing anger, an increase in curses, threats and beatings.
While changes in the economy occur regularly, what we have experienced recently is anything but a “normal” change.
The challenges of the current economy haven’t been seen or experienced in our country in decades.
Like most investors, you may wish you could figure out some way to know when economic conditions were about to change, or what adjustments you should make in your portfolio based on current conditions.
The other night we received two inches of rain in my gauge. I could not see any standing around. It all soaked into the ground. About two days later I met a friend/good neighbor coming into a store in Farmerville as I was starting to leave. He stopped me and said, “You remember in one of your news articles you said that you didn’t know what had happened to the ants. You had not seen many this summer. Well I know where they are! They are all over my yard. After the rain, I counted nine anthills!”