20 April 2019 FT — Articles to Read

20 April 2019


Question: What are eleven (11) signs you are going to be successful, even if it does not feel like it?


Germans take grudging punt on stocks in era of low rates – Pg. 4

–          The ECB announced last month it would keep interest rates at 0% at least until next year, sparking renewed anguish among German savers.  The ECB’s main borrowing rate has been stuck below 1% for close to seven years

–          …shares and equity investments make up just 11% of household assets in Germany, the third lowest percentage in a ranking of 34 countries.  In Sweden and Finland the category makes up close to 40% of household assets


Big Cannabis places $3.4bn bet on US legalization within a year – Pg. 8

–          Marijuana remains restricted under Schedule 1 of the US controlled Substances Act, making products derived from it federally illegal.  Federally regulated banks risk prosecution when working with cannabis-related businesses, even if these are operating legally at the state level


Answer: (1) You are always looking for a better way to do things; (2) You have a vision for the kind of life you want; (3) You are suing your ‘signature strengths’; (4) You are open to failure; (5) You are willing to take calculated risks; (6) You are nice to people – even if they are not your superiors; (7) You exhibit a ‘beginner’s mind’; (8) You make time every day to learn; (9) You are self-aware; (10) You show gratitude; (11) You are self-compassionate