Musings.

Musings

The world, the economy, the markets, and our lives are dynamic. Events can have a large or small impact on us. They can create excitement, cause fears, raise questions, and spark insight.

Listed here are our most spontaneous, timely, and succinct comments on wealth, life, and more.





  • February 29, 2012 - Happy Leap Day!

    Contact Hawk100 and share your story of how you used the extra day to pursue your purpose.



  • February 28, 2012 - "Ghost Town" Google+

    Google appears to acknowledge it is a virtual ghost town of inactivity.  My account's top line asks, "not enough posts in your stream?" (click to read story)



  • February 28, 2012 - Chardon

    We at Hawk100 pray for the families of Chardon, Ohio whose school children are forced to deal with a deplorable tragedy. (click here for story)



  • February 27, 2012 - Hawk100 wants to hear your opinion.

    Having had more than a year to observe the Arab Spring, how has it affected your outlook for the global economy? (click here to respond)



  • February 27, 2012 - Capitalism, consisely stated.

    Ian Bremmer, the brilliant political scientist and president of Eurasia Group, calls state capitalism "by no means a viable alternative to free market capitalism." (click here for Bremmer's comments)



  • February 24, 2012 - Correlation Risk of Indexing

    Jason Zweig highlights the risks of increased correlation, when stock values move in concert, with more investors flocking to index funds. (WSJ)



  • February 23, 2012 - Mr. Romney's Tax Plan

    Please Mitt, add a fourth goal to expand opportunity for all Americans. (WSJ)



  • February 22, 2012 - One View of Life Insurance

    Our life insurance advisor recommends an unbiased perspective of whole life products. (ProducersWeb)



  • February 21, 2012 - Concerned Scientific Approach

    A consortium of scientists respond to backlash against their global warming skepticism.  They defend a scientific approach akin to a prudent investment process. (WSJ)



  • February 20, 2012 - Saving all my love for...Bobbi

    The untimely death of Whitney Houston will likely join an unfortunately long list of stars who leave a legacy of estate planning lessons. (Investment News)



  • February 20, 2012 - New Educational Material

    Hawk100 has posted new Educational content  and Insights (Hawk100).



  • February 17, 2012 - Planning Retirement Withdrawals

    Hawk100 can help quickly guide you to answers for the basic and the complex questions that retirees face. (Morningstar)



  • February 16, 2012 - Keynes Paradox of Thrift

    WSJ's Intelligent Investor, Jason Zweig says, "Americans don't save anymore." (WSJ Video)



  • February 16, 2012 - How Much Is Enough

    Following the comment by Zweig, in our earlier musing, Hawk100 offers a quick chart of historical savings rates in the US.  (Hawk100)



  • February 15, 2012 - Apple iClouds Markets

    With its stratospheric $472 billion market cap, AAPL has clouded analytical tools that use market-cap to weight statistics such as the SP500 index. (WSJ)



  • February 13, 2012 - Pumping Up Gas PricesClick to enlarge

    During a recent trip to Orlando, we observed gas prices around $6.00/gallon and actually paid $5.89.



  • February 10, 2012 - Barack the Bold

    At least we will say this, it takes a bold president to propose a budget that ignores exploding entitlement spending. (WSJ)



  • February 09, 2012 - Another Depression-Era Policy

    Greek austerity reminds The Economist of 1931 Britain.  Let's hope for a better outcome. (Economist)



  • February 08, 2012 - Santorum Surprise

    With Rick Santorum sweeping Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado, he threw a surprise at the GOP field and Mitt Romney (WSJ)



  • February 07, 2012 - SEC Money Market Plan

    The SEC is weighing controversial plans to protect money market funds but risk further constricting returns available from money funds. (WSJ)



  • February 06, 2012 - Obama Aborts the Catholic Vote

    Peggy Noonan writes that "President Obama just may have lost the election" with his signature on a Health and Human Services directive compelling charitable hospitals, including those that are Catholic, provide insurance coverage for abortion inducing contraception or meet stiff penalties. (WSJ)



  • February 03, 2012 - Dick Cheney

    Dick Cheney tells #TDAI2012 that Obama is "playing small ball" by avoiding entitlement reform.



  • February 02, 2012 - TD Ameritrade Day 2

    Shiela Bair of the FDIC supports Dodd Frank and says it ends too big to fail in comments to #TDAI2012.



  • February 01, 2012 - TD Ameritrade Conference

    #TDAI2012 opens with the scout law. (BSA)



  • February 01, 2012 - Technology Investments

    With technologyou if you do not invest to move forward, you fall behind your competition.