Gem of the CNBC daily market coverage was the interview and statement by the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat in response to what should America do facing terrorism and unrest.
The calm and balanced statement from the mayor of the City of Peace was a confident statement of Israeli Intelligence ( in every sense and application of the word). The Mayor is a retired Major in the Army, and still youthful at 56 , an ex paratrooper, with a no-nonsense but nevertheless enlightened view of the balance of force, surveillance, intelligence and swift action. As he stated all religions and faiths come together in Jerusalem and co-exist in equilibrium. As he put it after any disruption the City ensures life carries on as quickly and seamlessly as possible, giving no satisfaction to the disruptors. There are extremists on all sides in Jerusalem, whether Jewish or Moslem faiths. Recall this was where the Christian Crusaders slaughtered their way to power and riches, only to come to a fiery end as the Knights Templar - Europe's bankers for a time.
What I am trying to say is that we need to see the bigger context, be aware of history, and be able to make strong constructive decisions from the top based on practical experience, for the greater good, and to have a plan, a vision for the qualities of a society we want. Thus not to be reactive, but proactive.
If you are running around in fear, confusion and anxiety you will never contribute to civilisation, as always every action will be a re-action. Groups of us need to work together with common goals and interests ( yet with a wide range of values and beliefs) and that is how cities/ societies grow through the dynamics of overcoming challenges, working for unity and not division, working to a plan and being pro-active, using the mind to create what we want, with limitless potential abundance. Why not?
Likewise with investment, a reactive market is emotional and insecure.