Crazy Headlines of the Week | October 23, 2021

Crazy Headlines of the Week This week seemed to bring headline after headline that simply caused us to mutter “this is crazy”. ‘Shortage’ appears to be the key word in those stories, whether it is shortage of goods or commodities or the shortage of common sense in Congress. And who knows what’s going on in […]
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Houston, Do We Have a Problem? | October 16, 2021

Houston, Do We Have a Problem? On Apollo 13, the problem was quickly recognized. In today’s economy, there are still plenty of questions. We hate to be part of the gloom crew, but when you step back and look at the world through a wide-angle lens, it’s is increasingly hard to be optimistic. The world […]
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Commitment | May 22, 2021

Commitment In a bacon and egg sandwich, the difference between the chicken and the pig is that the chicken was involved, but the pig was committed. Successful long-term investing requires commitment, not involvement. Market corrections, both minor and serious, occur with regularity. Following time-tested investment principles allows reason to rule over emotion. During difficult weeks […]
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Back to the Future | May 15, 2021

Back to the Future Inflation is an enemy we have not seen for a long time. Housing inflation can be particularly harmful because housing is about 17% of GDP. Building costs are rising rapidly. Existing home prices are rising rapidly. Unless incomes rise rapidly too, we are headed for a fall. Last week we discussed […]
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