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Dave Canal
April 08, 2019

You might think I’m referring to Bill Gates, but the story goes back much further in time.  The father of 20th century technology, undoubtedly, was General Georges Doriot.   He was born in France in 1899.   Twenty-one years later, he came to the United States as a young immigrant to attend the Harvard Business School.   Four years...

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Dave Canal
March 11, 2019

If you created a computer system that could send signals close to the speed of light, would it make you a successful investor?   You might respond, “What does the speed of light have to do with investing?  That’s astrophysics.”  You would be correct; it has nothing to do with investing.   So why have astrophysicists made most of the money in...

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Dave Canal
February 25, 2019

In a speech before the House of Commons, Winston Churchill paraphrased a phrase first said by Harvard professor George Santayana.   Churchill’s statement that, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it” became instantly famous because of its undeniable truth.  This is especially so in the investment business given its...

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Dave Canal
January 14, 2019

The recent pullback in the stock market has caused much angst in the media.  The strength of the economy is questioned daily.  It’s reminiscent of the investment chatter after the October “crash” of 1987.   The “coming recession” that never happened.   In my opinion, both periods were impacted more by the structure of the market rather than the...

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It isn’t as important to buy as cheap as possible as it is to buy at the right time.

– Jesse Livermore