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Well, Well, Well, What Do We Have Here?

Investment markets had a bad day today.  They did come back a bit into the close, but still it was ugly. Why?  And should we be worried? First, some thoughts on why. As you regular readers of my irregular blog … Continue reading

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Earth Day Reflections

I know. This is an investment blog.  For people saving for retirement. Except. Except when it isn’t.  When developments in the social, economic, political, or environmental policy worlds interfere unnecessarily, ineffectively, or dangerously with the well being of real human … Continue reading

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Capitalism and Christmas

Merry Christmas, dear friends. What a year this has been, and it’s not even over. Brexit, Trump, the Cubs, terrorism.  Wow!  I don’t know that it will get any more peaceful next year. But I’m hoping it gets better, even … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Prices are de-LIGHT-ful

Many of us heat with natural gas.  Some, like my family, even cook with it. Whatever it does for us, it’s a lot cheaper than it once was.  In fact, it’s cheaper today than it has been in many years.  … Continue reading

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We interrupt this program to bring you a quick look at the influence of governance on investment and the well-being of a nation’s people

I know, I know.  Mostly – almost always – I stick to pure investment issues.  Last summer, after the Mike Brown/Ferguson tragedy, I strayed into race, which matters, too, and now, with this post, I want to get into governance … Continue reading

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