The title is corny – but it clearly illustrates a problem that can be very detrimental to an investor’s portfolio. There is a tendency to “go to sleep” on investments thinking that they will take care of themselves over time.
The world changed a lot for RipVanWinkle while he slept for 20 years (written by Washington Irving in 1819). For one, our Revolutionary War occurred while he slept and he didn’t know it. He thought himself still a loyal subject of King George when he awoke.
What events and revolutions might we be “sleeping” through to later be jolted awake by altered circumstances? So strap in while we talk about time travel and positive awareness!