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The Future of Global Trade

The future of global trade is bright.  Another sign of the continuing growth of global trade appeared recently at a dock at the port of Bayonne, New Jersey.  On June 26, 2016, the long-awaited expansion of the Panama Canal was completed.  The expansion was necessary in order to accommodate so-called mega-ships.  These mega-ships are able to […]

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GDP Growth and Equity Returns

Recent headlines discuss “disappointing” gains in the U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Product).  The Gross Domestic Product or GDP is a measure of all of the services and goods produced in a country over a specific period, classically a year.  The GDP had a limited gain in the 2nd quarter 2016 of 1.2%.  Many investors look […]

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Research Integrity: DFA Video

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit. Harry Truman Why is credit (the receiving of it) important? Even if it is your idea, would you rather be right, or get the idea implemented?  How much do you value your pride? Fortunately, at our investment partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), the […]

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Commerce in an Internet Minute

While we all use the internet for our daily lives, the grand scale of human activity which occurs on the internet each day is hard to comprehend.  The graph highlights what happens in an “internet minute” in 2016.  The pace will only grow in the coming decades.   Several items to note:  Several of these companies […]

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Hollywood and Wall Street

Hollywood is at it again.  It seems the financial services industry is a favorite topic for Hollywood writers who discuss the spectacular failures of trust that have occurred in the industry.  While these failures certainly make for good movies and television, there are many in the industry who provide a tremendous benefit to their clients and […]

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Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?

This post contains two short videos from Hans Rosling who is  is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He is the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute, a medical university in Stockholm, Sweden, and is one of the largest and most prestigious medical universities in the world. In this 3 minute video, he discusses […]

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How much of Your Nest to Put into Stocks? All of it.

Attached is an article written by David A. Levine for the New York Times in February.  In the article he discusses how most investors should have most of their money invested in stocks.  What makes this more compelling is that he is a self-confessed “bond guy” or someone who has believed in the value of bonds or fixed […]

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Oil Price Declines – What should investors do?

Investors and human beings certainly have short memories.  The recent steep decline in oil prices has car buyers and investors’ believing this decline is a long-term phenomenon.  It seems that we’ve all forgotten that the oil and real estate sectors follow boom and bust cycles.  A trip down my personal memory lane will bring perspective […]

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A Tale of Four Decades – 1995 & 2005 – Part 2 of 3

Forty years seem like a long time. This is the 2nd post of a 3-part series covering the last 40 years.    We have discussed many times in various posts that 40 years is generally the starting duration that needs to be planned for when we meet with a couple in their mid-50’s.  If a married couple is […]

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Curious about how markets work?

 Curious about how markets work? This video from our partner – Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) explains how security prices are set and how they change based on the collective knowledge of buyers and sellers.  Armed with this information, investors will better understand how and why markets work. This 3 minute video describes the power of the […]

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