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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 […]

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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 […]

Make Every Day Someone’s Birthday

March 22, 2023

Make Every Day Someone’s Birthday Today, March 22, is my mother’s birthday. And as fate would have it, she is a spry and spunky 86-year-old with a penchant for literature, current events and cats. Now, if you know me, you know the idiom “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” applies here, as I […]

What’s the Deal with Banks?

March 15, 2023

When you wake up to news of banks failing, stocks tumbling and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) swooping in to “save” the 16th largest bank in the country, you have to ask yourself: What is the deal with banks? Simply put, the deal here is that last Friday, venture-focused Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed, […]

The Kindness of Capitalism

March 8, 2023

The Kindness of Capitalism We live, then we die. That’s a reality we all must grapple with each minute. And the fact that life is finite has implications for everything we do. And no matter what your beliefs are about the existence of an afterlife, there is no doubt that life on earth, as we […]

Bidding Farewell to a Mettle-Building Site

March 1, 2023

On Sunday, I learned that the auto racing group NASCAR had sold the land that houses the motorsports venue Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. The […]

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