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NFL Draft and Selecting Individual Stocks

Last month, the annual ritual of the National Football League (NFL) took place.  It was the NFL’s draft where each NFL team selects college players for their respective teams. Each team has scores of personnel that evaluate each of these players and their specific strengths and weaknesses. They watch the college team game tapes; they have […]

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The Decisions We Make

Every day begins with the task of decision-making. Some are such small and insignificant decisions, such as getting up early to go to the gym or what to wear to work. These decisions have minor consequences, while other decisions are more difficult to make and have long-lasting results. As I reflect on my life, there […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day by Honoring the Fallen Military

Memorial Day is the official start of the summer season and usually includes a barbecue and the opening of the swimming pool! But the main celebration of Memorial Day is to take time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation while serving in the military. And there are some charities that work hard all […]

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Uncertainty and the Market

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.—Voltaire “The market hates uncertainty” has been a common enough saying in recent years, but how logical is it? There are many different aspects to uncertainty, some that can be measured and some that cannot. Uncertainty is an unchangeable condition of existence. As individuals, […]

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Safe investments – at what costs?

I just want my money and my investments to be safe. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that statement or sentiment, I would be wealthy. It is a normal and completely understandable sentiment that we would like to hold on to the money that we have been able to acquire through […]

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What All Investors Need to Know

All investors need to know the answer to two questions in order to be a successful investor.  Those questions are the following: What have the long-term stock market returns been?        Are those stock market returns achieved by either picking individual companies or timing when to enter and exit the stock markets before […]

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Top 10 Oldest Company Logos in the World

I was recently at a new restaurant for dinner with Maureen. After dinner, I decided to have tea with my dessert. The waiter asked if ‘Twinings Tea’ would be fine. I inquired if it was any good and he stated it was excellent. To my surprise having never had Twinings Tea before, it was not only […]

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Middle Class Wave Continuing Across the Globe

Which country would you guess is the sixth largest country in the world based on population size?  Is your mind going to one of the European countries? The answer is Pakistan with 197 million citizens.  Pakistan is officially named the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and is located in South Asia on crossroads of Central Asia and Western Asia.   Unfortunately, […]

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The Business of Life

The word business usually conjures up the image of work…. not necessarily life.  But I recently come across the following quote: “The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.” The individual choices that we all make in our lives are personal and significant.  How we choose to […]

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U.S. Continues to Move to Energy Independence: Benefits to Stock Investors

One of the key missions of this financial blog is to highlight the tremendous news regarding our exciting futures due to the constant innovations all around us.  We believe this is a useful counterweight to the daily drumbeat of bad economic news that fills the airwaves: the aggregate U.S. debt passing $20 trillion, stubborn unemployment, […]

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