Choosing the Right Broker

I originally penned this for an update to Macro Trend Investor in April 2014, but the points are as relevant today as they were when I wrote it. 

This brings me to a topic that I get asked about regularly: […] Continue Reading…

Zombies Outselling Vampires This Halloween

I liked World War Z.  As far as zombie apocalypse movies go, it was well done, and the scenes set in Jerusalem gave it a different twist.   But as a horror genre, I’ve always preferred vampire stories (I was […] Continue Reading…

Graphic: The Pumpkin Boom Rages On

Here’s a fun graphic to start the weekend from global trade data site Panjiva:

Some thoughts from Panjiva to ponder over your next pumpkin-spiced latte:
The traditionally loved fall flavor appears to have grown in popularity to a point where it is […] Continue Reading…

Why Carl Icahn is (Kinda) Right About Apple Stock

Carl Icahn is at it again.  After successfully lobbying (some might say “bullying”) Apple (AAPL) into aggressively repurchasing its undervalued stock, Carl Icahn penned another open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook advocating more of the same, to “accelerate […] Continue Reading…

CAPM is Absurd

The CAPM—the standard model upon which much of the investment industry is built—is “absurd,” according to University of Navarra Professor Pablo Fernandez, and its assumptions have “no basis in the real world.”

I am inclined to agree.

For those unversed in […] Continue Reading…