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Get Ready!

I apologize that I have not written sooner. The last 8-9 months have been long and have required my full attention; from setting up new offices, new jurisdictions, new businesses, accounting, systems, new language, traveling, and of course legal. ...

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ASSumptions

Courtesy of wikipediaOscar Wilde said, “When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.” Which is probably one of the most astute observations of the human condition and I might add put in an eloquent, yet poignant way.The run-up and ...

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Uncertainty?

I was speaking with a well-respected leader in the financial community discussing the market. She made an astute observation; “We can deal with bad news and we can deal with good news, what we can’t deal with is uncertainty!” She ...

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NIRP, really?

NIRP, Really?What is NIRPWhat is NIRP, quite simply it is the unimaginable just a short time ago. It is when the central bank takes rates negative. It sounds absurd and it is. During the height of the crisis, back in 2009-2010, as the Fed was ...

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Feel the Cold!

The one thing the Democrats didn’t feel in IOWA was the Bern, just the cold.Here are the facts:• Iowa has 3.1m population,• 584,111 registered Democrat ACTIVE Voters• 612,112 registered Republican ACTIVE Voters• 726,819 ...

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Japan jumps the shark!

“Jump the Shark!” is an idiom that typically describes a moment in the evolution of a television show when the quality declines and some type of gimmick is used in a desperate attempt to keep viewers interested. The term comes from a ...

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Not all is Rosy

What we had hoped would not come to pass is now becoming reality. Perhaps it was hope rather than math, that drove optimistic perception. I have a saying, which I probably don’t repeat enough; “You can choose to ignore the math, but you ...

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1,000 Foot View

Is the world coming to an end? It would seem so as we watch the market take a nose dive, only to rebound in what seems nothing more than a “dead cat” bounce. So why all the turmoil, volatility, and radical markets? We can certainly try ...

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