Since Obama became president on January 20, 2009, the stock market has risen at an annual rate of 16.4 percent, even after adjusting for inflation. Obama has presided over the fifth best stock market record of any president.
Stock markets around the world continue to levitate despite the fact that the fundamentals behind the global economy continue to deteriorate. But that weak and worsening economic data didn't stop investors from sending stocks higher.
Chief executives of the world's biggest companies have long boasted about going green to help woo more consumers. But some now warn their businesses will only continue to grow if their operations become increasingly sustainable.
It takes some kind of faith to place your retirement savings in the hands of forces beyond your control and yet maintain not only your emotional equilibrium in the present moment, but trust in the future.