Commentaries & News

2016: On the Brexit

06/24/16

As investors we must accept there will be periods where our fortitude will be challenged and fear and uncertainty will take hold of the markets. It has been prudent in these situations to maintain a... Continue

2016: A Story in Progress

01/21/16

Watching the newest Star Wars release, many viewers felt they had seen this story before—the orphaned hero from a desert planet, the vile immensity of the Death Star, and the dashing Han Solo... Continue

Thank You, Shanghai

08/26/15

Thirty years ago, Shanghai was a quiet city. Occasionally, a truck would trundle down the somber, hand-swept streets, though most goods were transported by handcart or heavy steel-framed bicycles.... Continue

The (Next) American Experiment

03/20/14

The European settlement of America embodied a two-pronged experiment. For some, America represented a place where oppressed peoples could create a new social reality in alignment with the early... Continue

The Social (In)justice of Our Debt

02/12/13

Sixteen trillion. 16,000,000,000,000. Start with one million. Multiply it one thousand times. Then times one thousand more. Then times sixteen. Stick a “$” in the front and you have the... Continue

The Cliff

12/31/12

Imagine perching atop a cornice of snow on a rocky cliff nested high in the Rockies. Your head reaches above the tops of spruce and pine. Even ravens do not fly this high. Your skis poke their tips... Continue

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Capital Markets

12/04/12

There was a knock on the door of 221B Baker Street, where the nameplate above the buzzer read “S. Holmes.” A woman opened the door, showing in a sullen, heavily cloaked figure. She was accustomed... Continue

The Stories We Tell

10/15/12

In Salman Rushdie’s novel, “Haroun and the Sea of Stories,” a small boy, his father, and a band of unusual characters strive to save the mythic Sea of Stories from destruction by... Continue

Risky Business

09/25/12

No one can pinpoint the start date, but many experts acknowledge that as of the dot.com bust, Volatility had earned the de facto title of America’s Greatest Risk Factor. By the beginning of... Continue

The Great Debate: 3Q2011 vs. 1Q2012

05/16/12

(Patriotic music starts. Camera pans audience of diverse college students, respectable elderly, and concerned baby boomers. People cheer and clap as they watch themselves on the screen above the... Continue