Successful investing requires patience and fortitude.
Improving income and jobs growth bolster the spending outlook.
Warmer weather should improve outlook for consumer spending.
Big integrated oil companies can weather energy bust better.
The Steak ‘n’ Shake and Western Sizzlin’ owner has a strong track record.
Lower gas prices have given a financial boost to American consumers.
Stock slide is tied to worries about oil prices, China and Europe.