What to do when bad equals good for investors

What to do when bad equals good for investors

Listen to “In My Opinion” They say a broken mirror earns you seven years of bad luck. That makes sense—something bad yields something bad. Then why do we so often say in finance that when something bad happens it is good for the markets? In fact, it seems...
Are investors being buffaloed?

Are investors being buffaloed?

 Listen to “In My Opinion” Under a picture like the one above, the internet headline asked, “Is this a bison or a buffalo?” Having once foolishly been driven in a Jeep in among a herd of the largest North American animal (with males averaging over a ton in...
Risk is always with us

Risk is always with us

 Listen to “In My Opinion”  “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” How often that phrase has been quoted since Ben Franklin penned it in a letter to his friend, the French scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy, in the midst of the French Revolution. With...
Que será, será: Terrible investing advice

Que será, será: Terrible investing advice

Doris Day, the top box-office draw of the 1950s and early ’60s passed away last Monday (5/13) at 97. Although she was still in apparent good health late last year, she lost her battle with pneumonia. As she had always been a personal favorite, and with my own...
Lovely weather for ducks!

Lovely weather for ducks!

  I looked outside at the lake, the rain streaming down the window, saw a flock of ducks upon the water and couldn’t help exclaiming to my wife, “Lovely weather for ducks!” So much rain! I saw a note Friday that said the nation has had the rainiest start of the...