10 Business Lessons from the Beatles Joshua M. Brown ~~~ Given how many thousands of words about finance-related topics I read each day in my role as wealth manager and Certified Financial Pundit (CFP), sometimes the last thing I want to do is get myself caught up in a book about markets and money. But…Read More
A quick note before I head to the airport to fly home from Belgium (which will hopefully settle down markets). I write this from the Brussels Sheraton, just before I jump int he shower, head to the airport to fly back to JFK. I’ll write up some thoughts about Europe and what is going on…Read More
“It’s important to choose not who you think is the prettiest girl, but who the judges think is the prettiest girl.” ~ John Maynard Keynes When I look back on 2013, the primary capital markets theme that comes to my mind is the “don’t fight the Fed” investing mantra. But with this already at the…Read More
I am in Brussels today (which I suspect will mean futures are down) for this event: Should be fun!
The S&P 500 hit 1709 a few weeks back and has since been dropping precipitously, we are now down roughly 3.7% from that level in a short period of time. Heading into today, we’ve been negative 4 days straight and have seen losses during 9 of the last 11 days on both the S&P…Read More
November 24, 2013 Unless the Fed Goes Cold Turkey on Us, Expect a Bountiful Economic Harvest for Thanksgiving 2014 If your Thanksgiving family dinner conversation is anything like mine this Thursday, it will be dominated by a discussion of how the U.S. economy and its financial markets will be behaving after nearly a year of…Read More
“[The Odds of] Longer Term Chronic Effects, Cancer Or Genetic Effects … Cannot Be Said To Be Zero” It is very difficult to obtain accurate information on the dangers from Fukushima radiation to residents of the West Coast of North America and Hawaii. On the one hand, there is fear-mongering and “we’re all going to…Read More