Category Archives: On Markets

Antifragility: Nature’s Cure For Dystopia

I try not to finagle God. Some days go better than others, especially during elections years. I ask that God’s will be done, and I mostly sort of mean it. —Anne Lamott To survive, natural systems have to periodically get … Continue reading

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Correlations That Count

But small stalks in the sun speak a harder truth— everything unwilling to change will die, everything that changes only dies a little –Ray McManus, from Red Dirt Jesus Feeling comfy with a 401k full of stocks? Might do to chew … Continue reading

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High Confidence, High Risk

Sauve qui peut! I used to read The Economist Magazine. Great reporting, written in prose that brought out the Anglophile in me, made me feel smart. Too bad it didn’t help me with what I most wanted, which was to know … Continue reading

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A Perspective For The Big Picture

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; Ain’t nothing new, baby! —Ecclesiastes 1,9 I’m taking Cindy’s mom back to Jacksonville and she asks me what I think will happen in the markets. I tell her. Now, she wants … Continue reading

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America Worst

The Zen Master would say if you want to change government, you have to aim at changing corporations, and if you want to change corporations, you first have to change the consumers. Whoa, wait a minute! the consumer? That’s me. … Continue reading

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Data Fitting: A Scurillous Practice

Buy some good stock, if it goes up, sell it. If it don’t go up,don’t buy it —Will Rogers An international brokerage firm with hundreds of thousands of fee paying clients is out with its quarterly report. The headline for the report … Continue reading

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The Wiser Man

I got a jump rope. That thing’s just a rope, man. YOU gotta make the jump thing happen. —Mitch Hedberg We put the storm shutters we bought after the ’04 hurricanes up yesterday and left town. We are with Cindy’s mom in Jacksonville. … Continue reading

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As I See It: Fall 2016

It’s the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Sooner or later, everything turns to shit. That’s my phrasing, not the Encyclopedia Britannica. —Sally, in Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives (1992) I want to know why the phrase emblazoned on Bob’s T shirt says, … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Street Smart

I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail yes  I would, if I could, I surely would —Simon & Garfunkel The new all time highs in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index fulfill the best probability forecast … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Later

The winner in a bear market is the guy that loses the least –Richard Russell Brexit is the buzzword du jour, and market players the globe over are telling each other the worst is upon us, get out of the market. Granted, … Continue reading

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