As you may have noticed, you’re receiving far fewer emails from me these days. I assure you it’s not, as one client quipped, because I’m spending all of my time on the golf course. I honestly can’t remember the last time I played golf. Well, honestly, I can. It’s just that it was so horrifying […]

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When you buy a share of stock you own a piece of a company. And you therefore own a piece of a company’s earnings. Your wish is that the company you own generates more earnings per share going forward (pushing your share price higher) than it did when you purchased the stock. That’s it, bottom […]

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“The 12 months following mid-term elections have been up the last 17 times in a row” “The third year of a presidential term is usually a good year” “The market gains with a democrat in the Whitehouse while republicans control Congress” That’s a small sampling of the arguments the bulls were making last week for why […]

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Some 46% of active mutual fund managers have under-performed their benchmarks thus far this year, while (many) hedge funds are still struggling mightily to justify their amazingly high fees (the industry, in fact, just lost the California Public Employees Retirement System as a client [citing a desire to reduce costs and complexity]). I suspect that […]

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From the New York Post‘s “Buffalo Wild Wings Hiking Menu Prices“: “Current costs for traditional chicken wings of $1.98 per pound are 30 percent higher than our third-quarter average cost,” Chief Executive Sally Smith said. “Given this trend and known raises in certain minimum wage rates, we are increasing menu prices an average of 3 […]

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