Why it’s Harder to Pick a Winning Stock Than a Losing One

“The sky has finally fallen,” said Eeyore. “Always knew it would.” While you might not want to adopt the pessimism of Winnie-the-Pooh’s gloomy friend in every aspect of your life, when it comes to picking stocks, having a glass-is-half-empty attitude can give you a statistical advantage. It’s not because the market as a whole has [...]

By |2022-01-14T12:33:35-05:00January 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why it’s Harder to Pick a Winning Stock Than a Losing One

A Simple Lesson in Discipline From a Legendary Baseball Coach

Chris Sperry, a consultant who works with young baseball prospects, tells about a lesson on discipline he’ll never forget. He was attending the American Baseball Coaches Association convention, where for two-and-a-half days more than 4,000 coaches (from Little League to Major League) attended seminars on every aspect of the game. After a day of learning [...]

By |2021-10-15T12:28:56-04:00October 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Simple Lesson in Discipline From a Legendary Baseball Coach

Where are They Now? Creative Destruction and a Healthy Economy

As the 2021 pro football season kicks off, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start at quarterback a man who by all standard measures is middle-aged. But if 44-year-old Tom Brady plays like he did last season, his team should do very well.   Even if you don’t follow sports this is an extraordinary story. Brady’s [...]

By |2021-09-17T13:20:04-04:00September 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Where are They Now? Creative Destruction and a Healthy Economy

The Tumultuous History of the Last Weekend of Summer

Image from Unsplash.com 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 the tragic history that led [...]

By |2021-08-30T11:13:06-04:00August 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Tumultuous History of the Last Weekend of Summer

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, probe seat cushions with needles, [...]

By |2021-07-30T14:02:16-04:00July 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hiding in Plain Sight

Domesticating Your Emotions: Stoic Principles for Investors

Tony Dungy, who is remarkable for winning a Super Bowl as a player and then doing it again as a head coach, has a simple philosophy for dealing with tough situations. "You can't always control circumstances," says Dungy. "However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response." This way of thinking is what allowed [...]

By |2021-07-30T13:50:59-04:00July 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Domesticating Your Emotions: Stoic Principles for Investors

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, or missing totaled almost twice [...]

By |2021-08-13T13:13:10-04:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Origins of Memorial Day

The Future Proves Impossible to Predict

...as hedge funds go from bad to worse. You may have heard of hedge funds but not be entirely sure how they work. In a nutshell a hedge fund is an investment fund that uses complex strategies, is open only to high net worth individuals, has less regulatory oversight than other types of funds, and [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:28:09-04:00August 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Future Proves Impossible to Predict

Why Nobody Can Guarantee They Will Beat the Market

In 1972 the Miami Dolphins had a remarkable run of success. Led by coach Don Shula the team won all 14 of their regular season games and all 3 of their NFL playoff games, including Super Bowl VII. The “Perfect Season” is a feat that's never been repeated, though the New England Patriots came close [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:28:09-04:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Nobody Can Guarantee They Will Beat the Market

The Biden Tax Hike Would Be Severe

Today's article is from the WSJ. I'm sharing it because it serves as a 'heads up', and accurately paints the current tax picture and what the potential picture could be, based on recent statements and predictions. When it comes to the stock market, we never make predictions. When it comes to tax policy, being forewarned [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:28:41-04:00July 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Biden Tax Hike Would Be Severe
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