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Present Value and the Price of Oil

In economics, present value is a future amount of money that has been discounted to reflect its current value.  In short, money now is worth more than money in the future. To put the issue in a context that should be familiar to most of us; if you put your house on the market, you […]

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Honoring Those That Served

My friend Phil Siebert, a Vietnam War Veteran and Founder and President of Julius Arthur Seibert & Co., honored Veteran’s Day by sending out a note to clients and friends about the traditions that surround the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Some of the information below apparently began with a Jeopardy question […]

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Beware of the Whipsaw

Most investors recognize that markets tend to fluctuate, sometimes quite suddenly, and predicting these swings has proven to be very difficult.  Avoiding the whipsaw is usually crucial to successful, long term investing. Investopedia defines “whipsaw” as a condition where a security’s or market’s price heads in one direction, but then is followed quickly by a […]

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