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Bit[coin]s and Pieces

By | December 3rd, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Like Texas football, SpongeBob cartoons, and Super Trooper movies, some things just grab your attention. Such, regrettably, is the case with crypto-currencies. While we’re proud to claim near complete success in ignoring the likes of Ethereum, Zcash, Ripple, and Litecoin, we’re forced to admit  the occasional story about [...]

Still Robin After All These Years

By | November 13th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  The story of Robin Hood has been told, illustrated, rhymed, and acted, often badly, for five or six hundred years. Traditionally depicted in Lincoln green tights, Robin, along with his merry forest chums, was said to have been a champion of the common folk -- fighting against injustice [...]

THOUGHTS FOR YOUR PENNY

By | October 31st, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Back in 1880s, the great Thomas Edison had business interests in more than a few electricity-related companies. In the day, his informal conglomerate included Edison Lamp Company, a lamp manufacturer in East Newark, New Jersey; Edison Machine Works, a manufacturer of dynamos and large electric motors in Schenectady, [...]

The Roebuck Stops Here

By | October 15th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Forgotten, perhaps, in all the sturm and drang surrounding last week’s market meltdown, the great American economy continued to chug along. Companies made things. Customers bought things. Big brown trucks delivered things. Amazon, for its outsized part, catalogued more than $3 billion in sales. Walmart pushed out nearly [...]

The Seller’s Dilemma

By | October 3rd, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Story goes that in 1901, Andrew Carnegie sold at once his entire steel empire to J.P. Morgan Jr. (his friends called him Jack, by the way) for a cool $480 million – a sum the Scotsman had scribbled on a piece of paper for the banker’s consideration. It’s [...]

O Brothers, Where Art Thou?

By | September 17th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  Or “DAMN! WE'RE IN A TIGHT SPOT!” On an epic Monday morning ten years ago, Lehman Brothers, until the moment one of Wall Street’s most intrepid investment banks, crashed itself into the rocks. Sinking under the weight of more than $600 billion in debt and a boatload of [...]

It Takes a Village

By | September 4th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  According to a loose consensus, and by loose we mean a Thesaurus-full of synonyms for arbitrary, bull markets are ongoing rallies that run to a cumulative 20 percent gain without falling 20 percent along the way. A random definition, to be sure, but once the tradition bell rings [...]

No Jack, All Beanstalk

By | August 23rd, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  In the capital markets, “price discovery” is, by definition, the process of setting the proper value of a security. Around the exchanges, investors most times consider factors like supply and demand, current risk attitudes, and the overall economic and geopolitical environment to determine what things are worth. [...]

A Number Like 10 to the 12th Power

By | August 9th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  In the world of big mathematics, “googol” was conceived as a way to represent the large number 10 100, or 10 to the 100th power. In decimal notation, a googol is written as the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeroes (a million, don’t forget, has six). [...]

Be Afraid

By | July 24th, 2018|Advisor Insights, News|

By William Davis  It’s been a while – a little over 30 years actually – since Ronald Reagan gave us this one: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I'm from the government and I'm here to help.’" The President, of course, was referring to the idea [...]