This week’s post touches on renewed equity market volatility, sky-high valuations, the retail trading frenzy, record-low mortgage rates, the coming wave of US Treasury supply, disruptions in the gold market, and more. Click here to read the entire post on LinkedIn.
(LinkedIn) Macro Musings: Global Markets Defy Gravity
If you had a crystal ball at the start of the year, it might not have helped in investment decisions. If you received advanced notice that the first half of 2020 would include a global pandemic, 40 million unemployed Americans, a drop in corporate earnings of more than 30%, a wave of corporate bankruptcies and …
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(LinkedIn) Stimulus Meets Stagnation: What’s Next for the Economy and Markets?
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. In other words, you can give someone an opportunity but not force them to take it. A similar proverb may apply to consumers as states across the country attempt to restart their economies: you can open up a business, but you can’t make …
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(LinkedIn) 3 Mistakes I Made After the Launch of My First Book
The completion of a book is something to celebrate. Researching, writing, rewriting and editing take hundreds of hours. Most authors, though, are not satisfied with the mere completion of their book. They want people to read it, of course. Getting people to do so is often the hardest part of the process. Click here to …
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(LinkedIn) 5 Scary Charts Highlighting Financial Risk in Italy and Europe
If you have picked up a newspaper in the last week, you are probably aware of the turmoil in Europe. Anti-Euro rhetoric in Italy is once again threatening financial stability in the region. The political chaos in Italy is spreading to other European markets, causing financial stress across asset classes. Here are 5 charts highlighting the impact …
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(LinkedIn) How to blow your job interview before it starts
Unfortunately, many people ruin their chances to get hired at first contact by failing to execute a simple maneuver: the handshake. Click here to read the entire story on LinkedIn
(LinkedIn) So you think your bond index is passive? Think again.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. The more things change, the more they stay the same. While the saying is true for many narratives about financial markets, it does not apply to investing in passive equity and fixed income indices. Many investors view their passive exposure as “constant and consistent risk.”
(LinkedIn) Corporate Golf Outing Horror Stories
It happens every year. The company golf outing. Golfers love it. Everybody else hates it. For some, it’s an opportunity to show off their talents outside of work. For others, it’s a chance to publicly embarrass themselves for an entire afternoon. Click to read the entire article on LinkedIn