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Dave Canal
November 07, 2019

In theory, a magician and an illusionist are the same.  But an illusionist performs on a much larger scale.  He’s the one who uses sleight of hand to distort the senses.  Especially the brain.  In effect, he makes perception overtake reality.   Such a technique is used today in bringing a “new” company public.  It starts with a “creative”...

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Dave Canal
October 15, 2019

The word, unimaginable, has a fearful connotation.   It describes something we cannot comprehend because we have not experienced it before.  This is the reality of a subzero interest rate environment.  There is now 17 trillion dollars in sovereign debt paying a negative interest rate.  Why would anyone want to purchase a bond...

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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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Do we have the capability to eliminate booms and busts in economic activity? The answer in my judgment is no, because there is no tool to change human nature. Too often people are prone to recurring bouts of optimism and pessimism.

– Alan Greenspan