Goddess Fortuna

Goddess Fortuna
Goddess Fortuna

Many investors believe market watchers and financial journalists have a special ability to forecast future movements of markets, but history tells a different story. Take the first half of 2009, when market forecasters largely dismissed the rise in stock prices that began in mid-March 2009 as an aberration that would soon be rectified. Only market timers who had the Goddess Fortuna, also known as Lady Luck, whispering in their ears might have predicted that outcome.

The Goddess Fortuna offers a cornucopia of gold coins and delicious treats, but she is sitting on a bubble that floats in the ocean, reminding us how fleeting luck can be. Also, her flowing scarf reminds worshipers that their fortune can change like the wind.

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