“All That Glitters Is Not Gold” is a well-known saying. It means that not everything that looks precious or true turns out to be so.

Very often, we are affected by and taken in by outward appearances, perceiving them to be a reflection of the truth.

Staying up till the wee hours in the morning last night, I was surprised that perceived reality turned out to be the exact opposite of actual results. It is also a timely reminder to apply the same skepticism to other aspects of life, which of course includes investing.

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Stormtrooper : SHINIES! I want shiny rings!!

Bling le Meow : Little One. Do you not realize you have a shiny of your own, one that serves a far more practical purpose than both of mine?