First, Do No Harm

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. As the election approaches, there is one certainty: you will never hear such words from either candidate. Instead, promises of action abound. “If elected, […]

Demographics and Destiny

  • Economy
  • Charlie Bilello

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare Can you imagine a world in which population growth is flat? How about negative? Fifty years ago such questions would have been dismissed as absurd. At the time, global population growth was increasing at a rate of 2.1% per […]

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What Happens When Gold is Oversold?

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” – Bob Marley There is no asset in the world that generates as much love and hate as Gold. There is not a day that goes by without a multitude of extreme predictions on where the yellow metal is going. […]

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“Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch 1. What do you own? 2. Why do you own it? 3. How long do you plan on holding it for? So simple, it seems, but there are many investors who cannot answer these three most basic questions. At the end of […]

Where Ignorance is Bliss

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  • Charlie Bilello

“Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise.” – Thomas Gray I have a confession to make. I don’t read, listen to, or watch “the news.” Some time ago a light bulb went off in my head: The news is overwhelmingly filled with bad, depressing stories. Reading depressing stories makes me feel depressed. Depression […]

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