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, 2013 - Congratulations Graduates!

    Hawk100 extends hearty congratulations to all the graduates who will celebrate their commencement in the coming days and weeks.  As collegiate or post-graduate studies lay ahead, Hawk100 can help you align your education savings. (TD Ameritrade Resources



  • May 30, 2013 - What is Japan Telling US?Click to enlarge

    Japanese stocks have lost about 15% this week while US stocks remain stable.  What does the recent divergence tell American Investors? (WSJ)



  • May 28, 2013 - GDP to Get Boost

    The US Bureau of Economic Analysis will alter the measure of GDP to reflect investment in intellectual property.  (WSJ)



  • May 24, 2013 - Friedman tells CFA delegates, the world has changed funda

    Friedman tells CFA delegates, the world has changed fundamentally and will not return to the way it was. Says Friedman, "it takes a while to believe what you see." (CFA)



  • May 23, 2013 - Atlas Shrugs

    After US Fed Chair Bernanke hinted to Congress that the Fed's bond buying binge may wind down, Asian stocks crashed (Nikkei lost 7%); European stocks fell (STOXX lost 2%); and US stocks shrugged (SPX lost 0.3%). (Testimony)



  • May 22, 2013 - Rethink Your Bonds

    Ramin Toloui tells CFA delegates why they need to challange their thinking when it comes to investing in bonds. (CFA)



  • May 21, 2013 - Complicated and Pernicious Tax Code

    "McCain calls Apple tax strategies 'complicated and pernicious'." Note that no Senator alleges Apple broke any law under a complicated and pernicious tax code. (WSJ)



  • May 20, 2013 - 66th Annual CFA Conference

    CFA Institute opens its 66th annual conference in Singapore by calling finance "an extraordinary force for good." (CFA Institute)



  • May 17, 2013 - China Warns EU over Trade

    China sent the EU an "assertive" message that EU proposed tariffs on Chinese solar exports would harm both sides of the trade dispute. (Deutsche Welle)



  • May 16, 2013 - IRS Chief Gets Sacked

    Embattled with expanding controversy that the IRS has harrassed conservative groups, Steven Miller resigned as acting IRS commissioner. (Washington Post)



  • May 16, 2013 - Dell Sales Slump

    Tech bellwether Dell reported that profits dropped 79% while PC sales slumped in the latest quarter.  (WSJ)



  • May 13, 2013 - A Disciplined Process

    Morningstar's Heather Brilliant, CFA advocates a disciplined process such as that to which Hawk100 adheres. (Morningstar)



  • May 10, 2013 - Warning to college grads.

    An ad-tech company president sends a wake up call to kids in the US education system.  Get to work on your programming knowledge. (WSJ)



  • May 09, 2013 - Social Security Administration's Andrew Salata shares sev

    Social Security Administration's Andrew Salata shares several tips for retirees to optimize their social security benefits.  (Morningstar)



  • May 07, 2013 - CAH Cuts Jobs

    Cardinal Health announced that it will eliminate 170 positions in light of Obamacare. (Columbus Business First)



  • May 06, 2013 - Colleges Extend Financial Aid

    WSJ reports that colleges are "offering record financial assistance to keep classrooms full."  After years of tuition hikes, colleges are feeling price pressure from financially-squeezed families. (WSJ)



  • May 06, 2013 - Hawk100 and DIY Investors

    A professional advisor can help Do-It-Yourself investors align their wealth strategies and avoid common mistakes.  (WSJ) (CFA Institute)



  • May 02, 2013 - ECB Rate CutClick to enlarge

    The European Central Bank cut its main refinancing rate by 25 basis points to 0.50%. In the last decade, global central banks have rushed to ease monetary policy with little success at boosting economies.  (WSJ Article) (WSJ Graphic



  • May 01, 2013 - iPentagon

    The US Dept of Defense is expected to grant security clearance for Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy giving a timely boost to prospects for the device makers.  (WSJ)