Who Is The Guy Behind This Site?
I am a capitalist and investor.
I am self described market academic, who not only enjoys the intellectual pursuit of finding meaning in the tea leaves, but also feels that having good global knowledge makes one a good global citizen. I read a ton from varied sources in order to try and get a rounded perspective on what goes on in the world. Lastly and most importantly, however, I am a capitalist and investor. My thoughts are that it takes entreprenurial strength and intellectual horsepower on an individual basis to have a successfully growing economy on a collective basis. My hope with this blog is to attract a few like-minded individuals who will appreciate my attempts at deciphering the world stage and outlining my thoughts on its investment implications.
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Weekend Reading Links 5/26/17 Another short list of links this week. I’m just back from a few days down in the south-central Illinois region and had a great time meeting with prospects, clients, and colleagues. I started out in Champaign (home of the University of Illinois) and Danville, and then made my way to[…]
Weekend Links 5/19/17 A very short list of links this week. I felt like I did a lot of reading, but it must have not been all that interesting. Even though we had the biggest down day in nearly a year, there really isn’t much that can be garnered from it. It was a blip[…]
Weekend Reading Links 5/12/2017 Happy weekend from the Kraken. A lot of great reading this week. I have some brownies in the oven which were requested from my grandmother for her 90th birthday so I need to hurry up and press the send button. I am excited to have a couple other posts in the[…]
Weekend Reading Links 5/5/17 And a fine weekend it is. For some it means Buffett-stock in Omaha with the Berkshire Hathaway meeting in Omaha. Others are looking forward to the most exciting two minutes in sports with the Kentucky Derby (for the record I’m taking McCraken to win). Plenty of playoff basketball and playoff hockey[…]
Weekend Reading Links 4/28/17 I just got home from a truly memorable Chicago trip. I was there for the Morningstar Investor Conference, which was incredible. The presenters were great and it was so well organized. I have a ton of information to continue to process and I’m sure I will have more to talk about on it[…]
This week I am really looking forward to attending the Morningstar Investor Conference. Last year was my first trip to this event and I was very impressed. This year I am really looking forward to the line-up of speakers, learning a lot, and meeting some interesting people. But in the run up to this particular conference[…]
This is a shorter list of links, but some really good stuff in here. I hope everyone gets a little time to enjoy some reading this weekend. Enjoy and reach out if you have any thoughts or comments! Blogs: In case you missed the weekend links at CFA institute last weekend, it was[…]
Weekend Reading Links 4/14/2017 Welcome to the Birthday Edition of the weekend reading links! That’s right, Happy Birthday to me! I have to say that after 36 years of life, I’m feeling pretty good about where I am at. Although, despite the growth I’ve achieved so far, there is still so much yet to do. […]
Weekend Reading Links 4/07/17 Well everyone, I need to hurry up and hit the send bottom. I am at my daughter’s figure skating practice after running a 5k race early this morning. My friend John came in town to run his first race and absolutely crushed me. The good news was that in attempt[…]
The Kraken’s power comes from its vast size and ability to wrap multiple tentacles around its prey. At the height of its strength it can drag the biggest ships under the ocean and devour them. As the Kraken grows, its reach expands into every corner of the ocean. This is how I view my investing[…]