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.





  • August 31, 2012 - It's Raining in Spain

    10-year Spanish bonds yield 6.55% as it becomes increasingly likely that the Catalonia region will need its own rescue. (The Economist)



  • August 31, 2012 - Bernanke in Jackson Hole

    The Fed Chair has dug a hole from which he can't escape.   His Jackson Hole comments hint at more easy money despite evidence it hasn't increased employment for four years. (Bloomberg)



  • August 30, 2012 - How to Bury Valuables

    Six steps to put your valuables in the dirt. (WikiHow)



  • August 29, 2012 - Investors Burying Gold

    An increasing trend among the fearful, bury your gold in the fields. (InvestmentNews)



  • August 28, 2012 - Barcelona Barter

    Spaniards are turning to alternative forms of currency and barter in the face of the Euro crisis. (WSJ)



  • August 27, 2012 - Start Your Day Right

    If you want to be successful, then ACT successful. Fast Company offers tips from others to start your day. (FastCompany)



  • August 11, 2012 - Romney Ryan

    Romney selection of Ryan as VP running mate puts entitlement reform at center of debate for presidency.



  • August 10, 2012 - Postmodern President

    Mr. Obama' campaign "isn't trying to persuade voters that he deserves to stay in office because of his philosophy, record or positive vision for the country. Rather, his case is that ... Mr. Romney is worse ... because of things that were invented in the West Wing but are detached from reality." (WSJ)



  • August 10, 2012 - Tax Strategy

    With tax rates scheduled to rise in 2013, municipal securities may again have a place in your portfolio.  But tread lightly. (Morningstar)



  • August 09, 2012 - College Debts Rising

    The upper middle class is being squeezed to pay for kids' college.  Without subsidies available to less well off and without means available to ultra rich, they are forced to borrow at increasingly high levels. (WSJ)



  • August 06, 2012 - Turning Private Opinion into Public Policy.

    Joseph Thorndike, a tax historian, tells the WSJ, "When it comes to taxing the rich, there is no single, objectively correct answer. You can talk all you want about asking rich people to pay 'their fair' share,' but don't kid yourself. You're just trying to turn private opinions into public policy." (WSJ)



  • August 05, 2012 - Investment Advisor Oversight

    Hawk100 has been examined by its primary state regulator three consecutive years. Adhering to CFA Institute code of ethics and standards of professional conduct have aligned Hawk100 interests with those of our members. (Open Letter from Spencer Bachus to WSJ)



  • August 03, 2012 - Employment Mixed Again

    US DOL reports 163,000 jobs added in July although not enough to prevent an uptick in the unemployment rate to 8.3%. (DOL)



  • August 02, 2012 - Questioning 1.48% 10-yr Yield.

    The 10-year US Treasury yields 1.48%.  Would you lend at that rate for that term to a country owing $15,936,000,000,000 when the entire nation produces $15,596 billion per year?



  • August 01, 2012 - Hawk100 Supports Chick-fil-A

    The professional team at Hawk100 took time away from the office to eat at Chick-fil-A today.  A long line of customers showed support of the company's values, quality food and service, and the American right to free speech. (LA Times)