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What A Wonderful World  

November 23, 2022

I was recently at a gathering of musician friends, and one of them asked me what my favorite song was. After a brief pause, I replied with a title that surprised my fellow artists.  “‘What A Wonderful World,’ by Louis Armstrong,” I answered. After digesting the surprised looks in the room, I went on to […]

Revisiting Bear Market Realities  

November 16, 2022

In May of this year, when it was clear the market had descended into bear territory, I wrote to you about what I called, “The Cold Hard Truth About Bear Markets.”  In that issue, I told you how long bear markets typically last, how much damage they do and how these market cycles really work. […]

My Three Pillars to Live By

November 9, 2022

A few years ago, a friend asked me to describe my personal “ethos” with just a few words.

Now, judging by that question […]

Welcome to the Hotel California 

November 2, 2022

So I called up the Captain “Please bring me my wine” He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969” — Eagles, “Hotel California”  Some nights in a life are just better than others. And then there are some nights that are epic.  This past Saturday, I experienced one of those epic nights when […]

Gentlemen, Start Your Investing Engines!

October 26, 2022

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” — Ernest Hemingway Hemingway’s inclusion of motor racing as one of only three real sports is often quoted with a sense of pride among those of us who pour our love, time and, yes, considerable financial resources toward this […]

He Eat a Lot of Ice Cream 

October 19, 2022

When asked in an interview on “Meet the Press” if he could name one thing that President Biden has done that he supports, Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker uttered the following response… “He eat a lot of ice cream.” Walker’s bid for the Senate, which includes the endorsement of former President Trump, has been highly […]

What’s Going On with the ‘VIX?’

October 12, 2022

There are a lot of indicators to watch in the market. There are moving averages, price-to-earnings ratios, relative strength ratings, earnings per share (EPS) growth rates, stochastics, Bollinger bands — and even something called a Fibonacci.  While most market indicators are useful in their context, sometimes there are indicators that give off a perplexing warning […]

Behold the Power of Effective Communication

October 5, 2022

Note: Today I am proud to present to you a guest editorial by my friend and colleague Heather Wagenhals. An […]

Harnessing the Power of Kindness 

September 28, 2022

Kindness is a powerful force. I’ve known that for some time, and the older, and hopefully wiser, I get, the more I realize it. And apparently, I’m not the only one. A few days ago, I read a story about how people underestimate the positive impacts of random acts of kindness. This story covered a […]

The Hawkish Taste of the ‘Dots’

September 21, 2022

Have you ever noticed that childhood memories come about in all sorts of seemingly unconnected ways? Perhaps it’s just the way human memory functions, which […]

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