The Tumultuous History of the Last Weekend of Summer

Image from This coming Labor Day will be characterized by backyard barbecues, back-to-school sales, and many employees enjoying the federal holiday. But few people will stop to consider what this day represents in the transformation of what it means to be an average worker in America. And [...]

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Warning to Younger Investors

When you've lived a few years, you come to appreciate the truth of statements like: "The house always wins." "In a gold rush, the only one guaranteed to get rich is the guy selling the shovels." And . . . "Any 'exclusive' investment advertised as a 'sure thing' probably isn't [...]

By |August 24th, 2021|Categories: Investment Management|0 Comments

Risk Amplified

According to Yahoo Finance, the number of Americans trading individual stocks has grown during the pandemic. A survey the finance site conducted last fall found that 33% of people holding stock indicate that they've been trading more since the pandemic began. And a similar number said they're trading individual stocks more, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Investment Management|0 Comments

Hiding in Plain Sight

In his classic detective story The Purloined Letter, Edgar Allen Poe tells how an embarrassing letter has been stolen (purloined) from the French Queen to be used for blackmail. The authorities believe they know who took it, and order a thorough search of his apartment. The police detectives pull up the carpet, [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Secret to Warren Buffett’s Success

It's hard to think of a more all-American investor than Warren Buffett. His company, Berkshire-Hathaway, is located not on one of the coasts but in Omaha, Nebraska. The firm's wholly-owned subsidiaries include such heartland favorites as Kraft Heinz, Dairy Queen, and See's Candies. But more importantly, Buffett has embodied the [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Categories: Investment Management|0 Comments

The Origins of Memorial Day

In April of 1862, the Confederate Army of the Mississippi attacked the Union Army of the Tennessee, resulting in what was to be known as the Battle of Shiloh. It proved to be the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War up to that point. The nearly 24,000 dead, wounded, captured, [...]

By |May 13th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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