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Thank You, Mr. O’Neil

May 31, 2023

Thank You, Mr. O’Neil The Roman statesman and philosopher Cicero wrote, “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” This quote came into my consciousness for the first time in decades right after I learned of the death my mentor, the great William J. “Bill” O’Neil. Businessman extraordinaire, investing genius […]

Let the Freedom Party Begin

May 24, 2023

If you know me, you know I’m always up for a good party. And while my wild, all-night music business soirees of the 1990s now have given way to more substantive intellectual gatherings, a great party is still a great party — especially if that party is in the service of liberty. Today, I am […]

The Refreshing Scent of Musk

May 17, 2023

The Refreshing Scent of Musk “I’ll say what I want, and if the consequence of that is losing money, so be it.” This is one of many refreshingly honest, bold and yes, eccentric quotes by the inimitable Elon Musk during his much-talked-about interview Tuesday with CNBC’s David Faber. Musk offered this thought in response to […]

10 Punk Rock Rules for Success

May 10, 2023

10 Punk Rock Rules for Success “I just wish to shine brighter, and if it burns my body to a crisp, I’m happy to go right now.” That bit of high-intensity wisdom comes from a man who I admire deeply: singer, songwriter, spoken-word artist, author, actor, radio and TV show host, publisher and true renaissance […]

When the Volatility Index Perplexes

May 3, 2023

“Jim, why is the VIX acting so weird?” That was a question I fielded during one of my talks at last week’s Las Vegas MoneyShow. It’s a great question, and one that I’ve been writing about frequently over the past 12 months. In fact, the day I took that question also happened to be the […]

Hard or Soft? That is the Question

April 26, 2023

Hard or Soft? That is the Question ETF Talk: Proving the Market’s ‘Mettle’ With This ETF Winning the Investing Race Your Mind is Not for Rent *********************************************************** Hard or Soft? That is the Question Hard landing or soft landing? It’s one of the most important debates in the market right now, as the answer to […]

Winning the Investing Race

April 19, 2023

The great American novelist Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” Well, I’ve never been a bullfighter, or a mountaineer, but I have spent plenty of hours behind the wheel of a racecar. And one thing I can say is that it […]

Is There a Cure for the Summertime Blues?

April 12, 2023

  Is There a Cure for the Summertime Blues? ETF Talk: Pursuing Personal Gains in Personal Finance As the Legal ‘Storm’ Rages On Ben’s Got Wisdom *********************************************************** Is There a Cure for the Summertime Blues? Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues… –Eddie Cochran, “Summertime Blues” […]

As the Legal ‘Storm’ Rages On

April 5, 2023

As the Legal ‘Storm’ Ravages On Watching the historical indictment and subsequent arraignment of a former president of the United States was indeed shocking. Yet, given the goings-on in Washington over the past eight years or so, and the hyper-destruction of norms we had hitherto taken for granted, I guess it shouldn’t be all that […]

The Trouble with Bank Tribbles

March 29, 2023

The Trouble with Bank Tribbles Fans of the Sci-Fi classic “Star Trek” no doubt know about “The Trouble with Tribbles.” That was the title of one of the most memorable episodes from the original TV series, an episode that first aired on Dec. 29, 1967 (for all you Trekkies out there). The episode also happens […]

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