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.





  • May 31, 2012 - Evidence Against Min. Wage

    Studies show: higher min wage reduces employment helping explain currently lackluster jobs figures. (WSJ)



  • May 30, 2012 - Another Gas Attack

    The Sierra Club throws its considerable political clout behind the fight to stop clean, affordable energy. (see WSJ story)



  • May 30, 2012 - Romney Carries Texas

    Texas, big in GOP politics, voted overwhelmingly for Romney carrying him over the delegate threshold to the GOP nomination. (Bloomberg)



  • May 29, 2012 - Environmentalists against clean, cheap energy.

    The shale gas boom that has revitalized rural Ohio remains under assail from environmental groups. (see WSJ story)



  • May 25, 2012 - What will Happen to tax rates?

    Bush's tax cuts expire at the start of 2013. Expect new rates for personal and business incomes.  Don't expect a simpler IRC ... that takes a cooperative Congress and President. (see WSJ story)



  • May 24, 2012 - Avoiding FB

    When a "sucker is born every minute," Hawk100 avoids FaceBook shares. (see WSJ article)



  • May 23, 2012 - WSJ Poll Shows Obama Lead

    With DC politicians intervening more deeply into economic affairs, the Presidential election takes particular importance this November.  So far, Obama appears to be defending the POTUS turf. (see WSJ story)



  • May 21, 2012 - Unliking FBClick to enlarge

    Facebook shares are falling again.  As of 2:30 ET, 134.6 million shares  "unlike" FB.



  • May 20, 2012 - "An affront to the rule of law."

    The Ex-Patriot Act proposed by Senators Schumer and Casey is "creepy" at best. (see The Atlantic)



  • May 17, 2012 - ExPatriotic Senators.

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bob Casey (D-PA) proposed an Act that could significantly affect current and past citizens living abroad. (read Schumer's ill-conceived proposal).



  • May 17, 2012 - Saverin Act

    SAVERIN (Stop Anyone Voluntarily Existing, Returning, Immigrating, or Naturalizing) would be a better acronym for Schumer's ill-conceived Act.



  • May 16, 2012 - Don't Get Fooled Again.

    Jason Zweig suggests that investing would be simpler if we follow the Feynman principle: "You must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool." (read WSJ's Intelligent Investor)



  • May 15, 2012 - Taxes poison wealth.

    Recent Powershares advertising says, "Taxes can be venomous to wealth creation."  (see an ad copy here) Taxes can be more poisonous to wealth distribution.



  • May 14, 2012 - The Long-Term Care Debate

    Purchasing LTC insurance is a personal decision that should consider your personal situation.  Hawk100 can advise members to a wise decision that aligns with your life. (see WSJ article)



  • May 10, 2012 - Where Governments Fail

    The Greek debt crisis continues to fester despite EU attempts to rescue the country from its troubled financial status.  (see WSJ story)



  • May 09, 2012 - Hawk100 at CFA Annual Conference

    Hawk100 is live Tweeting from the CFA Conference featuring Eugene Fama.



  • May 09, 2012 - Follow Hawk100

    Follow us at Twitter #Hawk100, @Hawk100Clemens.



  • May 08, 2012 - 65th Annual CFA Conference

    Hawk100 is attending Day 3 of CFA Institute Annual Conference featuring Daniel Kahneman.  Follow our live comments on Twitter @Hawk100Clemens or search #CFA12.



  • May 06, 2012 - CFA Annual Conference

    CFA Institute seeks to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics education and professional excellence "to the ultimate benefit of society."



  • May 06, 2012 - CFA Annual Conference

    CFA Institute seeks to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics education and professional excellence "to the ultimate benefit of society."



  • May 06, 2012 - James Montier @ CFA2012

     

    Over optimism, illusion of control, self serving bias, myopia, inattentional blindness prevent recognizing predictable surprises. U



  • May 04, 2012 - Ben Franklin's Wise Advice

    Ben Franklin's wisdom continues to shine through.  Here are 14 lessons that Business Insider reminds us to follow.  (see article)



  • May 04, 2012 - Employment and MarketsClick to enlarge

    DOL report shows jobs gained 115,000. Nasdaq composite stock index drops 1.15% just after open. (WSJ story)



  • May 02, 2012 - Fraud Waste and Abuse

    The US charged "more than 100 people" with medicare fraud.  Great! Charging 0.0002083% of enrolled medicare participants with fraud should dramatically bend the cost curve. (see WSJ story)



  • May 01, 2012 - Two Scoops, Please

    The Economist supposes that Britain's economy has "fallen back into recession" to perhaps complete the double dip that Hawk100 has long forecasted. (see Economist story)