In 1941, we were still filled with starry-eyed ignorance and felt if only we worked hard enough and looked shrewdly enough, we would discover the sure, unbeatable formula or system that would solve all our problems in the stock market, and all we would have to do for the rest of life was apply the magic and telegraph our broker periodically from Nassau, or Tahiti, or Switzerland, or wherever we happened to be enjoying life at the time.