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Give a Man a Fish Feed Him For a Day…

Eighteen years ago I read a book (Investment Psychology Explained)  that proved invaluable to me, not because it told me how to invest, but because it taught me  how to think about investing. Fast forward to 2012 and The Indomitable Investor has eclipsed the previously mentioned title. Managing investments is about managing risk. Author Steve Sears […]

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When J. Kyle Bass Talks…People Listen

Those of us playing in the over forty league, no doubt remember the iconic commercials from the 70’s for brokerage firm E.F. Hutton.  Two executives discussing the stock market, as the world goes on around them.  Invariably one of them delivers the payoff line:  “My broker is E.F. Hutton, and E.F. Hutton says…” at which […]

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Tax Gain Harvesting?

In an earlier post, I discussed the potential drawbacks of the annual investor rite of passage know as Tax Loss Harvesting. I am sure many people would politely disagree with such thinking.  That same group of people would thus surely think I have completely lost my mind when I suggest the next topic:  The idea […]

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Market Outlook: The Two Sure Things of Jobs Report Friday

Well it’s Job’s Report Friday, the first Friday of each month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases the “Jobs” report.  More specifically the monthly “Employment Situation Summary” which consists of the household survey and the establishment survey (monthly payroll numbers). As with all Jobs report Fridays, two things are almost assured to happen. […]

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Krugman vs. Murphy

In case you missed it last week (or if you have better things to do than follow a debate between economic professors), Paul Krugman – Nobel Laureate and the New York Times’ answer to Justin Bieber – devoted a blog entry to discussing the Austrian Business Cycle Theory as explained by professor Robert Murphy. While […]

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David Stockman – “Warren Buffet’s Humbug”

Recommended reading from David Stockman in regards to Warren Buffet’s “gushing drivel” about the government’s financial bailout: Warren Buffet’s Humbug (excerpt)  As it turned out, the probability that a sharp contraction of GE Capital’s footings would not have had noticeable impact on the macro economy was never tested due to the Washington’s alphabet soup of bailouts. Instead, […]

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