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diana
October 05, 2019

Companies may offer early retirement for any number of reasons. No matter what their agenda is, whether it’s to downsize or restructure, your concern should always be whether or not it’s a good idea for you. 

Early retirement packages may look very attractive on the surface, but some implications will affect your...

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Dave Canal
September 26, 2019

History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Often Rhymes” –Mark Twain

When examining the current equity market landscape, I can’t help but think back to the late 1990s and recognize the similarities between investor psychology today and back then.  While the contributing macro factors are different, the resulting investor behavior...

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Dave Canal
September 13, 2019

The current unicorn IPO market is reminiscent of the psychology used in the Trojan War.  Today the hidden “soldiers” are venture capitalists, investment bankers and corporate employees.  According to mythology, the “gift” to the Trojans was an 80’ wooden horse that seemingly marked the end of a ten year war.  We are now ten years into a bull...

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Dave Canal
August 22, 2019

With deference to Stephen King and his horror novel Misery,” it seemed the only appropriate name for my scrapbook.  The “book” started 10 years ago when a famous hedge fund manager massively underperformed the S&P 500.  Then it happened again with a well-known mutual fund manager.  I sensed there was more to come.  Over two, three...

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During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.”

– Bernard Baruch