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The Slowest Two Minutes in Sports
Most of America is fired up for football season, but I have a confession: I don’t watch. While nearly everyone else here at the office likes to talk...
This is Not a Pipe
In our January 2017 blog post, “Only Smoke So Far”, we warned that the possibility of a trade war unilaterally imposed through tariffs (which do not require...
Start Looking at Britain
A few weeks ago, our blog argued that people were paying too much attention to the price of oil as an oracle for the markets (Stop Looking at Oil). It...
The Downside of Customization
Everyone likes to feel special. Nobody likes to feel that they are a cog in the machine, or just another member of the masses. If standing out from the...
Stop Looking at Oil
Today’s blog post is really a message I’d like to convey to the market and economic data analysts at CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, and everyone else: stop...
Rube Goldberg Games and Real World Problems
Did you ever play the board-game “Mousetrap” as a kid? I never actually played the game properly - rolling the dice, collecting cheese tokens, and moving...
Pushing on a String
The Federal Reserve is about to cut the interest rates. We’ve spent a lot of time debating the justification for cutting interest rates (e.g. below target...
Here’s a shout-out to my University of Rochester peeps, where I learned the Latin word – Meliora. That’s Latin for “better”, and you can find it in the...
That Sinking Feeling
We’ve been talking for a while about consequences of a trade war but American investors, thus far, have been immune to the effects. It doesn’t seem to...
Good Results = Bad Market?
So…. The market is starting off a bit down today. And why is this so? It is because the June job creation numbers are too good. Keeping track of all...
Don't You Forget About Me
Let’s talk about the mental market space, sometimes called mind share. When you think of a product or a store, you’d better hope that consumers think...
Like a Stubborn Child
The equity market is strong, unemployment is at 50 year lows, and inflation is completely contained. According to the lagging indicators, there are few...
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