29 07, 2022

Fishing for Returns

By |2022-07-29T18:58:27+00:00July 29th, 2022|Business Strategy, Investing Strategy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can we learn about investing from fishing? Photo: Doug Tengdin. All rights reserved. I grew up fishing. My mother used to tell of how she took me out fishing when I was less than a year old. Every year My family in Minnesota would trek up [...]

15 07, 2022

Wolves, Beavers, and Markets

By |2022-07-15T18:01:59+00:00July 15th, 2022|Investing Strategy|0 Comments

Can the population of wolves in Yellowstone National Park teach us something about markets? Source: Flikr. CC0. The Grey Wolf used to be the dominant predator in North America. Running in packs, wolves are formidable. The largest species of the dog family, the average wolf weighs [...]

15 07, 2021

Building Booms and Busts

By |2021-07-15T19:09:41+00:00July 15th, 2021|Investing Strategy, Risk Management|0 Comments

Do big buildings predict a big bust? Source: Visual Capitalist There certainly has been a building boom lately. In just the last year, construction has roared back in New York City, particularly around Central Park. They’ve capitalized on the global boom in wealth creation that’s resulted [...]

5 11, 2020

Not Your Parent’s Politics

By |2020-11-05T19:49:15+00:00November 5th, 2020|Investing Strategy|0 Comments

Are you curious about the election? Photo: Raymonde Marie Lacasse. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Watching the election results come in – and not come in – has always been a national pastime. Forty-four years ago I remember watching a close Presidential race being called [...]

1 10, 2020

Consider the Alternatives – Part 2

By |2020-10-01T20:00:35+00:00October 1st, 2020|Investing Strategy|0 Comments

How do alternative investments help us invest? “Jackalope” Postcard from 1968. Source: Legends of America The purpose of investing is help us reach our financial goals. The disclosures tell us that “all investments carry risk,” and that’s true. We diversify our portfolios to reduce that risk. [...]

24 09, 2020

Consider the Alternatives – Part 1

By |2020-09-24T20:00:54+00:00September 24th, 2020|Investing Strategy|0 Comments

What are alternative investments? Alternative mammal, the duck-billed platypus. Photo: Klaus. Source: Wikipedia When I was growing up, I never felt part of the "in" crowd. Maybe it was because I played different sports in hockey-and-football obsessed Minnesota. Maybe it was because I was a little [...]

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