Elizabeth Warren

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Elizabeth Warren Video Watch Senator Elizabeth Warren speak out on behalf of those without a voice.  A giant, Wells Fargo and CEO John Stumph, is called out for cross selling to unsuspecting victims, blaming thousands of front line staff, and for pocketing hundreds of millions  in compensation.    The result – a giant takes a knee and a win for […]

Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

If you’re close to the money, you know, like an oyster farmer, I eat 100 oysters a week. How many people eat 100 oysters a week? Well I eat them because they are there. If you’re in the business of making money and moving money around and counting money and its in the units of […]

Greed Defined by Milton Friedman

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A

Don’t Listen to TV Investment Gurus

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Michael Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management

Personal Finance Lessons From Harry Potter

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

Too Many Clowns Without Financial Plans

Posted on: November 29th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: The Financial Post, Too Many Clowns Without Financial Plans on Mortgage Cents Here is an interesting article about clowning around with financial planning. There is a fear factor to financial planning because most people think it means giving something up and they don’t want to do that. They don’t have to!

Investor Behavior – Owner Responsibility

Posted on: November 29th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: McKinsey Quarterly – How Institutional Investors Should Step Up As Owners Here is an article that speaks to the structural challenges the global community must contend with in order to maintain and prosper under capitalism.

Reducing Risk Through Time Diversification

Posted on: October 27th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Barry Nalebuff – Reducing Risk Through Time Diversification This video supports the prudent and “conservative” use of leverage. The subject is hotly contested any time the financial markets become choppy and 2008 was a storm. I think everyone needs to make their own assessment of what tools to apply but having said that, new […]

“Fear the Boom and Bust” a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

Posted on: May 26th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: You Tube – Fear the Boom and Bust This is a whimsical rap version of economic perspectives. It’s an interesting way to communicate the difference between supply side economics and the animal spirits that often drive the markets.

Planning for the End of Oil

Posted on: May 26th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: TED.com – Richard Sears Planning for the end of Oil It wasn’t long ago that filling my gas tank was costing me close to $120. Oil was trading at around $140 per barrel at the time. The long term average price for oil up to that point was about $40 per barrel and today […]