It is always interesting to talk with clients and hear their takeaways from recent market news. Some clients don’t pay any attention to news while others are aware of the common themes we are seeing in the media. Sometimes I try to think how I would be as a client. Would I read financial news? Would I watch CNBC? Research investments? It is hard to say. Knowing what I know about markets I’d like to think I wouldn’t pay much attention. Its part of the reason to hire an advisor. Have a plan and trust and let it do its thing. Of course, some clients just enjoy it. Others probably feel like its a duty to know what’s going on. One thing I know I wouldn’t do is research stocks. Very smart people who spend 8+ hours a day researching stocks are wrong often. Why would I think I could do better?