Bob Doll’s 10 Predictions for 2020

My Comments: Memory tells me I met Bob Doll a few times some 25 years ago. I think he was affiliated with Oppenheimer Funds, one of the mutual fund companies that I favored. I remember him as interesting, informative, and rational. His 2019 predictions were mostly right, getting 8 out of ten correctly. He says …

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70 years of urban growth in 1 infographic

My Comments: The number of humans on this planet keeps growing. All of us need food and water to survive. And most of us are living longer and longer. All of this is producing profound changes in how we live our lives, our politics, where we live and how we respond to threats, both perceived …

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Opinion: President Trump’s missed opportunity with Ukraine

My Comments: While I didn’t vote for Donald Trump, once he became President, I wanted him to succeed. If it weren’t so disturbing, it’s become almost comical to watch someone act as though he wanted to fail. I’ve long been hesitant to write political posts. Since I earned my spending money as a financial professional …

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Observations About the Federal Deficit

My Comments: Arguments about being debt free have been with us forever. For those of you who understand economics and finance, there’s a need to differentiate between debt as a micro-economic vs macro-economic issue. On a personal level, the micro-economic level, we live finite lives. What we owe or don’t owe, significantly influences how we …

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As a Kentucky mill shutters, steelworkers see the limits of Trump’s intervention

My Comments: This is a fascinating, and troubling, article that reveals two things to me. The first is that what we hear and read about at the national level has an abstract reality that as individuals we can usually only experience intellectualy. We may like it or we may hate it, but our response is …

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World Economy is Sleepwalking Into a New Financial Crisis.

My Comments: Roughly 30 years ago we were in a recovery phase following the great market crash in 1987. The next decade saw the run up to 2000, which saw massive amounts of money spent on computers and technology. By the turn of the millennium, we had the dot.com bubble, where all that money spent …

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The Rot in the Obama-Trump Economy Is Beginning to Stink

My Comments: I have issues with this article title. For one thing, it only stinks if you have a good sense of smell, or in this case an intellectual curiosity to explore things you don’t already fully understand. Unfortunately, there’s a substantial percentage of our population that has no clue what we’re talking about and …

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