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Reflections and tips on tech, websites, the economy, investing, and other insights that come my way

Voting with Dollars - Wall St. Makes Their Preference for President Very Clear

Voting with Dollars - Wall St. Makes Their Preference for President Very Clear
I had a good laugh this morning watching the stock market averages spike up in response to the news that the FBI has found no new evidence to change it's July recommendation regarding Hillary Clinton's emails. The spike follows the longest skid for the S&P 500 in 36 years - nine days of negative stock returns for the broad market average. Ever ...
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Some Perils of Passive Investing

Some Perils of Passive Investing
This week, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has published at least fourteen articles on passive investing, many of which tout the virtues of the process over active management, particularly for U.S. equity investing.  Passive funds provide an efficient, lowest cost vehicle for individual and institutional investors and I own a couple of flavors ...
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Guest — Mike Olinger
Well written and a good read.
Sunday, 30 October 2016 00:42
Guest — Debra McNeill
Just read a very interesting article on the NYT website about Seth Klarman, very successful, highly regarded manager of $30B. Her... Read More
Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:14

Breakthrough Energy Coalition - Too Important for Just a Comment

Breakthrough Energy Coalition - Too Important for Just a Comment
Yesterday, I was listening to an interview with Bill Gates regarding his "Breakthrough Energy Coalition".  I thought, "What a great addition to my initial blog post - Apprehensive Optimism!"  But Mr. Gates' announcement is far too important to be footnoted in a comment of a blog post.  This is HUGE!  The Breakthrough Energy Coal...
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Investment Firms Are Handing Out Freebies

Investment Firms Are Handing Out Freebies
Excellent Free Investment Resources"Save more, spend less" is the fourth most popular resolution for 2016 according to GoBankingRates.com, trailing health, happiness and weight loss. Fortunately, saving more can take far less effort, discipline and ingenuity than the top three New Year's resolutions. If you devote a few hours to research and educat...
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Apprehensive Optimism

Apprehensive Optimism

Enough procrastination, it's time for the first blog post. I've been wracking the brain for days, looking for the hidden gem of an economic issue, hoping for the blue moon insight on an upcoming technology trend and I've come up with nothing. I have all sorts of notes with ideas for blog posts but they don't have the flash-bang I would love for the first blog post *drum roll-to-fizzle*. With or without a Nobel prize worthy topic (yeah, right...), it is time to get started.

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Guest — Rev. Todd Young
About that solar power plant in Morocco . . . Should those of us who live in the U.S. worry that Morocco is sucking up all of the ... Read More
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:50
Debra McNeill
The Noor 1 Solar Power Plant went on line last week! You can read about it here - http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/08/africa/ouarzazate... Read More
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 11:37