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 30, 2013 - Buffett Birthday

    During his 83 years, Berkshire Hathaway's iconic Warren Buffett  has left a wide economic mote of lessons for investors. (Morningstar)



  • August 30, 2013 - Stocks, Syria, and Bernanke

    The S&P500 Index dropped 3.1% during August due to increasing risks in the middle east -- particularly Syria -- and while the US Fed ponders life after Bernanke and his easy money policies.



  • August 29, 2013 - Compliance for Foundations

    Foundation Source has summarized 10 rules that private foundations should keep in mind to comply with laws and regulations. (TDAmeritrade)



  • August 26, 2013 - Syrian Moral ObscenityClick to enlarge

    Secy of State John Kerry makes a case to intervene against the Syrian Asad regime and stocks drop nearly a full percent. (WSJ)

    Chart: Telemet



  • August 23, 2013 - Another Look at Investments

    Another reason Hawk100 prefers to view investments from multiple vantages. (Mornginstar)



  • August 22, 2013 - Glitch MarketClick to enlarge

    An otherwise "normal" day in US equities was interrupted by a NASDAQ glitch which caused that market to close for several hours. (WSJ)



  • August 20, 2013 - Passion, your most valuable asset.

    Peter Diamandis, the founder of XPRIZE, calls passion an entrepreneuer's most valuable asset. (WSJ)



  • August 19, 2013 - Align your wealth with your life.

    XPRIZE founder peter Diamandis advises "you can make wealth doing anything, if you love it." Hawk100 advises members to find the wealth in what they do. (WSJ)



  • August 16, 2013 - Active Versus Passive

    Hawk100 promotes a blend of active and passive management to align wealth with life.  (Morningstar)



  • August 15, 2013 - Industrial Production Slugs Along.Click to enlarge

    Flat July industrial production figures from the US Federal Reserve came short of expectations contributing to a weak day for stocks. (WSJ)

    Chart: Telemet



  • August 14, 2013 - Escalating Unrest in Egypt.Click to enlarge

    When Egypt erupts into violence, it risks a tourniquet on vital trade routes through the Suez Canal. (WSJ)

    Image: ShippingTribune.com



  • August 13, 2013 - Increase Your Human Value

    Hawk100 can help you increase the value of your investment in a privately-held business.  Contact us to explore our business valuation services.



  • August 12, 2013 - Emerging Markets.

    The WSJ has an interesting vantage to describe why emerging markets have lagged developed markets during the first half of 2013. (WSJ)



  • August 09, 2013 - Supplementing Dividends

    The WSJ Intelligent Investor advocates creating income flows -- by selling overvalued stocks and writing covered calls -- to supplement dividends in a low yield market.  Hawk100 can help. (WSJ)



  • August 08, 2013 - Your Retirement Withdrawal Rate

    Your suitable withdrawal rate in retirement depends on a complex array of factors that Hawk100 can help align.  Recently, financial journalists have challenged the 4% assumption. (Advisor Perspectives)



  • August 06, 2013 - Yellen for More Fed Stimulus

    Janet Yellen, should she become the next Fed chair, may come to profess even greater affection for Fed intervention than "Uncle" Ben Bernanke. (WSJ)



  • August 05, 2013 - Energy MLP White Paper

    Investing in energy through MLPs may suitably and efficiently improve expected portfolio income. (FA-Magazine)



  • August 02, 2013 - Will Dollar Stay Strong?Click to enlarge

    The dollar slipped during July (see chart of euro to USD, source Telemet).  It had been gaining despite Fed efforts to diminish the greenback since 2008. (Economist)

    Chart: Telemet



  • August 01, 2013 - Merrill Ups Its Ante

    Hawk100 promotes clear, fair, simple investment costs when conducting member services. (WSJ)