There’s Only One Thing Certain About Market Uncertainty

You sit down to breakfast, open the web page or your newspaper and the headline hits you right smack between the eyes: "Market Falls on _________ Uncertainty." You can fill in the blank: Global Concerns Federal Reserve Meeting Employment Report Congressional Gridlock The possibilities are endless, but there is a headline all stocked and ready… Continue reading>

Sending Your Kids Off To College (Ready or Not)

Walking through the airport in mid-August, I was surrounded by swarms of families saying their goodbyes as their teenagers embarked for their freshman college experience. Lingering hugs and tears—parents sending kids off to their next chapter, with lots of fears, hopes and unknowns ahead. I could empathize with them (been there, done that.) It's a… Continue reading>

Making Peace With The Market: 7 Habits Of Successful Investors

David Tepper, hedge-fund manager of the $20 billion Appaloosa Management, is nervous about the market (according to Jason Zweig's May 16, 2014 column in the Wall Street Journal). He’s not alone. The domino effect of big time money managers expressing their worry over current market prices is enough to shake confidence and motivate sell orders… Continue reading>

The Game Is Rigged? Of Course It Is!

Since Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys” hit the street, the buzz has been loud and raucous. It started with the “60 Minutes” interview featuring Lewis and Brian Katsuyama, who helped parse out the high frequency trading issue.  “Trust is a differentiator?” Brian Katsuyama said incredulously during the interview. The fact that a significant portion of… Continue reading>