I am a fan of movie trilogies, and my favorites include those that involve Luke Skywalker and Jason Bourne. Trilogies interest me because, while they consist of separate movies, they still share an overarching story line. That’s not dissimilar from … Read more
A few weeks ago, our blog editor suggested an idea for my next post: “How about, ‘Why I’m proud to be an investment nerd’?”
I closed my eyes, counted to ten. Once the rage had subsided, I said, as calmly … Read more
Being comfortable with uncertainty, being prepared, and not being overconfident are essential life skills.
It is no coincidence that these skills serve as strong investment principles and help us look at the markets and economy with a healthy dose of … Read more
During the course of a year, I read a lot on the topic of investing and personal finance. Articles, blogs, books, tweets, white papers, journal pieces, etc.
I read some good stuff (and I read, unfortunately, too much bad stuff). … Read more
Every December, my department holds a white elephant gift exchange. We place wrapped gifts on a table and take a number. When our number is called, we can select a gift or “steal” a gift that someone else has already … Read more
In the Chinese city of Ordos, empty skyscrapers loom over largely empty roads, empty town plazas, and empty schools. It’s China’s best-known ghost town. The empty buildings in Ordos and other places—started as part of an ambitious government plan to … Read more