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A Q3 Look Back and a Q4 Look Ahead

October 3, 2018

I don’t know about you, but to me it just didn’t feel like we had the best quarter for stocks since 2013. I say that because throughout the third quarter, there has been a waft of uncertainty over Wall Street and Washington that’s served to somewhat obscure the evidence of just how strong stocks have […]

Why Doing Less Allows You to Achieve More

September 26, 2018

Want to achieve more in life? For most of us, the answer is yes. Yet, also for most of us, the idea of achieving more comes with the corollary notion that we are going to have to do a lot more, put in more hours, work harder and generally take on more and more tasks […]

In Defense of Elon Musk

September 19, 2018

“Quick, check out the Joe Rogan Podcast on YouTube. Elon Musk is smoking a pot!” That’s the frantic text I got from an investor friend of mine who knows I’m a fan of both podcaster, comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan and Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA), SpaceX and The Boring Company founder and CEO Elon Musk. […]

The Financial Crisis: 10 Years Gone

September 12, 2018

As someone with an obsessive penchant for good song lyrics, the first thing that popped into my mind when I thought of the 10-year anniversary of the September 2008 market meltdown was lyrics from the Led Zeppelin classic, “Ten Years Gone”: Then as it was, then again it will be And though the course may […]

5 Market Catalysts to Determine the Rest of 2018

September 5, 2018

In the investment business, Labor Day is traditionally the unofficial end of summer and the start of the sprint into the year’s end. This year, things are no different. As we began the week, we also stepped into the final third of the year for markets. And as things sit here, the S&P 500 is […]

Real Men Check Out of the Hanoi Hilton

August 29, 2018

What’s the definition of a “real man?” Is it war heroics under unfathomably horrendous conditions? Is it the ability to carry yourself with grace, humility and optimism through magnificent professional victory as well as heartbreaking loss? Is it the consistent fight in defense of your principles, even when those principles aren’t always the popular viewpoint […]

Will Politics Slay This Record Bull Market?

August 22, 2018

Last night, I got a rather frantic phone call from a trader friend of mine who was watching the S&P futures sell off hard. The reason for that selling was the then-just-released dual political headlines that were not at all good for President Trump. I am referring here, of course, to the guilty verdicts in […]

Introducing the Way of the Renaissance Man

August 15, 2018

Investment expert Jim Woods […]

Trump vs. Koch, And the Winner Is…

August 8, 2018

Which one is better… Trump or Koch? If you read last week’s The Deep Woods, you know that this was the question I asked readers to weigh in on. In a moment, we’ll get to the results, along with my view on some of the very thoughtful responses I received. But if you didn’t get […]

Forget Pepsi vs. Coke, Now It’s Trump vs. Koch

August 1, 2018

When I was a kid, one of the biggest “battles” in American culture was Pepsi vs. Coke. Pepsi even issued its famous “Pepsi Challenge,” where it invited people to take a blind taste test to see which cola they preferred. My family actually replicated this test, and I easily chose Coke every time. Now, the […]

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