The Best Stock Trade I Ever Made

I fell in love with the stock market when I was in college. I became president of my university’s investment club and also decided to start investing the small amount of money I had personally. One stock I analyzed had a solid business with great numbers.  Its dividend was high but well covered by earnings Read more about The Best Stock Trade I Ever Made[…]

Vanderbilt and the Greatest Corner Never Told

“He was to finance what Shakespeare was to poetry and Michelangelo to art.” Financier and Statesman Russell Sage said these words of Cornelius Vanderbilt after the Commodore laid his enemies low with a brilliant double corner of Harlem and Hudson Rail stocks.  The ploy not only made him a small fortune, but also control of Read more about Vanderbilt and the Greatest Corner Never Told[…]

Most Men Should Take Social Security Benefits ASAP

When should you take social security benefits? It is one of the most common questions people ask me when they are getting ready to retire.  There have been innumerable posts written about when you should take benefits. None of the ones I saw seemed very robust.  So, I decided I needed to hit the Excel Read more about Most Men Should Take Social Security Benefits ASAP[…]

What’s Wrong With Warren Buffett?

What’s Wrong with Warren Buffett? Its that time of year again when the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway releases his famous letter to shareholders.  It always comes out to great fanfare, as most of the investment world holds him up on a pedestal.  He is unique in that he is not only considered the greatest investor Read more about What’s Wrong With Warren Buffett?[…]

The Five Best Books I Read in 2017

The 5 Best Books I Read in 2017 Last year was a great year for reading.  Even if I fell short of my goal for number of books read, the quality of books was excellent and a few of them were pretty massive in length so I think it evens out.  I am still working Read more about The Five Best Books I Read in 2017[…]

Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17

Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17   It’s been a busy but productive and incredibly exciting last few weeks.  I recently started a new position which has been excellent.  I joined the trust department of a very highly respected community bank to help build out the investment process and grow the overall wealth management offering.  As I Read more about Weekend Reading Links 12/08/17[…]

Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17

Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17 Happy weekend and welcome to a late edition of the reading links.  It was an exceptional week this week with a lot going on.  I spent a lot of time grading finals and attending kid events which did not leave much room for reading and writing.  There are some other exciting Read more about Weekend Reading Links 11/17/17[…]

The Most Important … Man For All Markets

The Most Important …. Man for All Markets Top lessons from two of the greatest investment minds of our time.   This summer’s investment curriculum included two books which I was very excited to read. The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks   And A Man For All Markets by Edward Thorp   To start Read more about The Most Important … Man For All Markets[…]