If you were to create a list of Americans who’ve had great influence on our country during the past 100 years, it would not be complete without the name Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While he’s best remembered for fighting for civil rights for African Americans, Dr. King also adhered to the idea revolutions can be fought without violence.1
Remaining committed to peaceful resistance and non-violent protest – particularly in the face of hostility and aggression – requires tremendous courage. Just a few days after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, rioting erupted in Watts. The Economist reported:
“Addressing a crowd from a small platform in the burned-out heart of Watts, he spoke over the hecklers: “All over America, Negroes must join hands and…” “And burn!” shouted a young man near him. “…And work together in a creative way,” King persisted. In the end, he won over the crowd.”1
Dr. King showed us conviction, courage, and discipline can change the world.
We find these attributes are pretty important when it comes to investing, too. That’s why we follow a disciplined investment process. While we monitor economic and market developments closely, we don’t let the noise of day-to-day events determine our actions. If you have any questions about our process, please give us a call.