GoT investment wisdom

GoT investment wisdom

Sunday night it seemed the whole world tuned in to the first episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones” (GoT). The HBO show has been perhaps the greatest series the small screen has brought to us. Its audience stretches around the world and across the...
Is it too soon?

Is it too soon?

My wife related this morning that my niece, Kendell, wrote this weekend on Facebook inquiring whether she had made a mistake packing away the winter clothes of her four children last week. The week before, the temperatures had been in the 60s. “But is it too soon?”...
Stock Market Lessons from March Madness

Stock Market Lessons from March Madness

I’ve been watching the basketball games of March Madness along with a good part of the nation. Since I went to both Michigan schools in the Tournament, I was, of course, especially interested in the University of Michigan (U-M) and Michigan State University (MSU)...
Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Earlier this month, Wall Street asked us to join in the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the present bull market. Many market watchers require a 20% decline in the S&P 500 to end a bull market. Since that has not happened since March 9, 2009, they consider...
Lessons of an “unsuccessful” wall

Lessons of an “unsuccessful” wall

I was reading some history this weekend focused on the Second World War. It contradicted a long-held belief. I’d always heard that the Maginot Line was a colossal failure. The Maginot Line was built by the French from 1929 to the end of the 1930s at a cost of 3.3...