Baby Steps and Quarter Points

The Fed continues to execute according to plan. The market had largely anticipated the recent move by the Fed to raise short-term rates by 0.25%.  They liked the more the even-keeled and cautious tone that Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen conveyed in the press conference.  Per Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times: Figure 1: Ebullient(adj.) Read more about Baby Steps and Quarter Points[…]

The Most Ice-Cold Investor You Have Never Heard of

He is one of the most powerful investors in the world, at the head of the world’s largest pool of investment capital, and chances are you have never heard of him. Most people know who Warren Buffett is.  If you are really into investments you have heard of some of the other influential players like Read more about The Most Ice-Cold Investor You Have Never Heard of[…]

Weekend Reading Links 12/10/16

Here are a few of the stories and articles that I found most interesting this week. Energy Magnetically floating twisting ball of million-degree burning hot plasma anyone?  This is another possible sustainable energy solution to keep an eye on.  From the website Science Alert    Investment Round table of great investment advice from some of the pros.  Worth Read more about Weekend Reading Links 12/10/16[…]

The Five Best Books on Risk

“Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” – Theodore Roosevelt The world of investments is one about the detection and sizing-up of risk.  The iron-clad rule of finance is that with a higher expectation of return, you need to take on additional risks.  Read more about The Five Best Books on Risk[…]