Perspectives

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
On a typical day, about one half of one percent of all shares of stock in this country changes hands. Depending on whether there are more sellers than buyers or more buyers than sellers, the result projects the value of the other 99.5 percent of stocks that did not trade that day. For the past...
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018
Regarding the overall market averages, October undid most of the progress for stocks for the calendar year. Regarding the stocks that have led the advance over the past five years, the declines were more significant. For Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (collectively referred to as the...
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018
September 2018 has seen a plethora of stories regarding the tenth anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers, an investment firm that had been around for over 100 years before being caught with insufficient capital to weather a financial market panic. The value of the collateral of real estate...
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Two of the past four presidential elections were settled in the electoral college, leading to wins of two candidates who did not collect the majority of votes overall but did win the greater number of state votes. Thus, a win of, say, 10,000 votes in Ohio leads to more state electoral college votes...
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Except for Native American Indians and African-Americans brought here by force in slavery, everyone in this country has immigrant roots. The invectives lobbied against earlier waves of immigrants is a matter of record. Italians were wops, Irish were Roman infiltrators. Germans were at various times...
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018
Eight weeks ago, economists did not rank a trade war as a significant disruptor of the US economy. Now, many economists think the trade war policy, engaged by the current administration, may put not only the US but the rest of the world into recession.   This has come about due to a president who...
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