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“I’m back baby, I’m back!” George Costanza, Seinfeld (Episode 65, Season 5)
Just when you thought market volatility was a thing of the past, it came roaring back in the first quarter of 2018. After a year of historical market quiescence, when stock market volatility was almost completely absent, volatility returned in the first quarter of 2018. In 2017 the S&P 500 had no d…Read post
“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world Elwood, you must be” – she always called me Elwood – “In this world Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.” Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart), from Harvey, by Mary Chase.
With 2017 in the books, we can contemplate the rem…Read post
A few weeks ago, I volunteered at a summer camp serving refugee kids and it was art day. Over one hundred kids were doing an art project with shaving cream and food coloring. Imagine the chaos! All I could envision was scattered kids, swirling colors, shaving cream fights – inescapable mess!
Surprisingly, the scene I imagined didn’t happen.
Before beginning, the art t…Read post
“The lark’s on the wing; The snail’s on the thorn; God’s in His heaven— All’s right with the world!” from Pippa Passes, by Robert Browning.
Financial markets continued their seemingly inexorable march forward in the third quarter despite a raft of worrisome news ranging from the ongoing political turmoil emanating from Washington D.C. to the devastating impact of three l…Read post