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How To Respond To A Data Breach

On September 7th, Equifax announced that the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers was stolen from their servers.  Hackers stole data that included full names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and addresses.  This breach is one of the largest, and some say most damaging, to date. We understand that there are a lot of […]

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Shareholder Rights: The Latest Salvo

In recent blogs we have noted that there has been an increase in large investor concerns over a trend toward a reduction in shareholders’ rights. Now we have the managers of the S&P 500 taking a stand in favor of shareholders’ rights by announcing a new policy that would bar new admissions to the index […]

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Primum Non Nocere

This is a Latin phrase that means, “first do no harm.” Non-maleficence, which is derived from this maxim, is one of the principal precepts of bioethics that all healthcare students are taught in school and is a fundamental principle throughout the world. This approach to the practice of medicine enjoys widespread support and seems to […]

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Oil Prices, Rig Counts and Day Rates

The price of oil has proven to be remarkably difficult to predict.  While the long term outlook is likely to reflect supply and demand, near-term fluctuations have been prone to sharp, often inexplicable price changes. For at least fifty years, conventional wisdom was focused on the eventual depletion of all known reserves and an ensuing […]

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A Super, Super Bowl

The just played Super Bowl may well have been the most exciting in the games 51 year history. The biggest comeback in history! First Super Bowl to go into overtime! Hopefully, the last word on Inflategate. The game also has a useful lesson for investors.  Don’t forget what got you there.  When markets are going against […]

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You’re Only as Good as Your Team

Virtually all human endeavors involve team work to some extent.  In sports, the application to team sports is obvious.  Even in sports where the individual appears to be crucial, a team is still a major factor.  For example, NASCAR drivers, no matter how talented, depend on the mechanics who set up their cars and the […]

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