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Praise Capitalism and Pass the Ammunition

March 2, 2022

Last night, I had a dream about the day I stood in front of the American flag at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Los Angeles, lifted my right hand and took the Oath of Enlistment […]

Two Ways to Profit from Putin’s Bellicosity

February 23, 2022

In the iconic 1987 film “Wall Street,” the ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gecko is described as someone who was so uncaring and so heartless that 15 minutes after the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up, he was on the phone shorting NASA stock. Now, there are some problems with this idea, as the film is actually […]

Lessons Learned at 168 MPH

February 16, 2022

Some people play golf. Some people play tennis. And while I certainly understand the appeal of these great activities, I prefer to engage in recreational […]

Podcasters of the World Unite

February 9, 2022

When a star player in your profession comes under attack, it behooves you to […]

The Ultimate ‘Fixer Upper’ for Your Portfolio

February 2, 2022

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep.” — John Stuart Mill The English philosopher and political economist John Stuart Mill is one of the most influential figures in intellectual history and the classical liberalism movement. Mill is best known for his theory of “Utilitarianism,” which in essence states that an action or type of action is […]

Turn and Face the Strange

January 26, 2022

If you thought that the beginning of 2022 would be volatile, then you were right on the money, literally. You see, in this business, being […]

It’s Time to Go Clubbing 

January 19, 2022

I’m not usually the type of man who wants to be in a “club.” In fact, I generally eschew membership in social organizations, political parties and other artificial constructs that humans create to feel kinship with one another. However, there is one club of sorts, or more specifically, a list of individuals, that I would […]

How a Philosopher Taught Me to Trade Options

January 12, 2022

Alright, I know what you’re thinking. How the heck did a philosopher teach me how to trade options? Well, if you’ve been a reader of The Deep Woods for even just a short time, you likely know that I am a huge advocate of cultivating and integrating all kinds of knowledge about the world — and […]

What Can Go Wrong in 2022

January 5, 2022

You’ve undoubtedly already seen more 2022 predictions than you care to digest, so I won’t assault you with some arbitrary thoughts about what’s going to […]

If Things Go Right in 2022

December 29, 2021

During this time of the year, most financial media consumers are treated to a rash of predictions […]

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