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Dave Canal
February 11, 2020

With half the stock market’s total capitalization represented in index and ETF funds, it could almost be called a “passive” stock market. But that will never happen. The impact of an individual stock on a portfolio’s performance is too great. Peter Lynch expressed this reality best when he said, “It is not the number of times you are right, but...

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Dave Canal
January 08, 2020

If you’ve ever watched a TV quiz show called “Jeopardy,” your reaction might have been similar to mine.  “Wow, how do they know that?  They’re really bright!” Endless facts.  Endless “knowledge” about things that I, for one, know nothing about.  But it is not knowledge; it’s about an ability to retain information.  That’s very different from...

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Dave Canal
December 09, 2019

It was a dreary fall day as I climbed the stone steps to Marblehead’s cemetery, known as “The Old Burial Ground.”  The weather was appropriate.   The cemetery, dated 1638, is situated on a hill overlooking the ocean.  I was curious what historic names might appear on the tombstones.  After all, I live a block from General John Glover’s house. ...

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diana
December 04, 2019

Did you know that Americans donated $292 billion to charity last year? This is the third-highest number on record. Their year-end gift strategies...

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So long as predictions remain popular, and are so numerous as they are today – and so long as they receive notoriety through repetition in the press and on the radio – contrary opinions will increase in importance as thinking aids. “

– Humphrey Neil