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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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Entertainment, Politics and Ratings

It is becoming increasingly apparent that major TV entertainment events, such as NFL games and major award shows, are suffering from declining ratings.  Most recently, viewership for the Grammy Awards were down approximately 24%, setting a nine year low. This is a significant development for broadcasters, advertisers and investors. According to a recent article in […]

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Conventional Wisdom

Wikipedia defines conventional wisdom as the body of ideas or explanations accepted as true by the public and/or experts in the field.  Wikipedia goes on to note that conventional wisdom is not necessarily true. It is, additionally, often seen as an obstacle to the acceptance of newly acquired information. Never-the-less, conventional wisdom, more often than […]

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Sustainable Growth

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. economy is running at its full potential, defined as the maximum sustainable growth rate, for the first time in a decade.  Most economists agree that an economy’s sustainable growth rate is determined by how many people are working and how productive they are. It appears that the […]

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