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Wealth Effect

According to Wikipedia, wealth effect is the change in spending that accompanies a change in perceived wealth.  Usually the wealth effect is positive: spending changes in the same direction as perceived wealth. People typically spend more overall when one of two things occur:  when people actually are richer, or when people perceive themselves to be […]

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First-mover Advantage

According to Wikipedia, “in marketing strategy, first-mover advantage is the advantage gained by being the initial significant occupant of a market segment”.  The first entrant often gains a competitive advantage and can be rewarded with exceptional profit margins and a monopoly-like status. However, not all first-movers are rewarded if the first-mover does not capitalize on […]

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Regulation

It is abundantly clear that society needs rules (regulations) in order to function.  However, the rules need to be rational and serve the greater good rather than a means to achieve objectives that are not acceptable to the majority. Over the last year, the current administration, through executive orders, has been actively rolling back a […]

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Coin of the Realm

Meriam-Webster defines “coin of the realm” as:  1. The legal money of a country, or 2.  Something valued or used as if it were money in a particular sphere. Investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts should also consider another possible definition.  A country’s coin of the realm (legal tender) is what the government (King) says it is.  […]

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TMI

Investors may want to consider the affect of too much information (TMI) on investment decisions.  With CNBC broadcasting more than 12 hours every business day, it is easy to binge watch an endless flow of “news” which is often only someone’s opinion and frequently almost immediately contradicted by another commentator. Over the last several years […]

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Vegas versus Wall Street

In Las Vegas, on any given day, a gambler can strike it rich or lose it all.  However, over time, the house always wins. On Wall Street, on any given day, an equity investor can strike it rich or lose it all.  However, over time, stocks have proven to be a winning bet. This is […]

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