Weekly Reflection: Week One Hundred Seventy-Five

This is my one-hundred-seventy-fifth weekly reflection. Here are my takeaways from this week:

  • Compounding goes both ways – I shared a post yesterday about the power of compounding. I’ve been thinking about this more. That piece is an example of the positive power of compounding. But compounding doesn’t discriminate—it works both ways, positively and negatively. I’m considering how to illustrate the negative impact with an example.
  • Market drivers – Interest rates drive public markets, which impact private markets (e.g., venture capital). I’m learning about perspectives on lesser-known factors that could also drive markets in the long term.
  • Too good to be true – I read an article that reminded me that when something seems too good to be true, it likely is. It may take time to understand why this is the case (when more facts are revealed, for instance). But you can usually tell early on that something doesn’t add up.

Week one hundred seventy-five was a week of learning. Looking forward to next week!