This blog has tried to get our readers to focus on the incredible improvements occurring globally to counter-balance the never-ending negative reporting. This negative reporting aligns with our basic human instincts to seek negative stories. Last year, a book was published by Ronald Bailey and … [Read more...] about Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know
It’s easy to view the stories of market speculation that have dominated the news recently as cautionary tales for individual investors. But we can also look at the current moment as an opportunity to welcome a new group of investors to the market: those who have been drawn in by all the high-stakes … [Read more...] about Think Investing Is a Game? Stop.
A father said to his daughter “You have graduated with honors, here is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it." The daughter went to the used car … [Read more...] about Message for All the Recent College Graduates…and All of Us!
Later this month, the annual ritual of the National Football League (NFL) will take place. It is the NFL 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 … [Read more...] about NFL Draft and Selecting Individual Stocks
We Are Investors! Spring has officially arrived for the season and for stock investors, with most U.S. stock indexes nearing record highs. But one year ago this past Tuesday, U.S. stocks hit bottom in the pandemic panic. As of March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 had fallen 34% in five weeks, one of … [Read more...] about We Are Investors! Re-visited
“Everything you don’t understand about money combined with everything you don’t understand about computers.”—HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, March 11, 2018 Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies (now numbering in the thousands) are the subject of much debate and fascination. Given bitcoin’s … [Read more...] about Tales from the Crypto: How to Think About Bitcoin