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Side Effects May Vary

This week we finish looking at the last five dangers of news consumption outlined in Rolf Dobelli's research paper Avoid News: Towards A Healthy News Diet. At the root of it all, we must all understand that news outlets and the media in general are all in the business of making money rather than the more altruistic goal of creating a more informed public. http://www.seasoninvestments.com/insights/side-effects-may-vary-2/

The Cost of Paying Attention

Last week we re-introduced a four-part Weekly Insight series on how the regular consumption of news might actually be detrimental to decision making. We covered the first five “toxic dangers” of news as laid out in Rolf Dobelli’s research paper entitled "Avoid News: Towards a Healthy News Diet" and this week we will cover the next five dangers. http://www.seasoninvestments.com/insights/the-cost-of-paying-attention-2/

Brain Sugar

The constant consumption of news does not allow us to predict the future with any certainty, and there is no guarantee that it will even make us better money managers over the course of our career. In reality, "news is to the mind what sugar is to the body." http://www.seasoninvestments.com/insights/brain-sugar-2/

Anger Drives out Reason

The topic of debating the merits and pitfalls of capitalism versus socialism has continued to gain traction over the past decade as more and more people are “feeling left behind” by the current system. http://www.seasoninvestments.com/insights/anger-drives-out-reason/