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.





  • November 27, 2014 - Grace and Gratitude.

    As you reflect on your gifts and grace, Hawk100 is grateful for each of its members. 



  • November 25, 2014 - Aging Fiat Currency

    Having operated over 40 years with a fiat currency system, The Economist offers a timely explanation of what happens when countries bust.
    Economist



  • November 24, 2014 - Vanguard's Moderate ETFs

    Morningstar's Christine Benz is a fan of Vanguard's ETF lineup.
    Morningstar



  • November 20, 2014 - Contrarian Investing.

    Research Affiliates' Rob Arnott favors emerging market stocks.



  • November 18, 2014 - Capitalist Mayors

    Small-town mayors seem to have a solid grasp of capital markets and their importance to finance local economic endeavors.
    WSJ



  • November 17, 2014 - Pacific Trade Flows

    Growth in trade across the Pacific far outpaces that of the Atlantic.
    Economist



  • November 10, 2014 - Obamacare Enrollees Fall Short.

    During the annual benefits enrollment period, employees may find Obamacare disrupts their company's benefit plan.
    WSJ



  • November 07, 2014 - Investors Love Election Results.Click to enlarge

    Following Tuesday, US stocks have steadily risen to reflect a more bullish outlook following election results. 



  • November 06, 2014 - Boehner's Five Points.

    House Speaker John Boehner outlined his post-election vision for Congress in five points.

    1. fix broken tax code,
    2. address debt,
    3. reform legal system,
    4. make regulatory bureaucrats more accountable, and
    5. give parents more choices for education.



  • November 05, 2014 - Recalcitrant Obama.

    Obama resists the message delivered through election results and indicates he will remain recalcitrant to Congress.
    NYTimes



  • November 04, 2014 - PRA Group

    Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. is now PRA Group, Inc. (PRAA).
    PRAGroup



  • November 03, 2014 - Kimball Electronics.

    Kimball Electronics (KE) completed its spin-off from Kimball International.
    Kimball



  • November 03, 2014 - IPCC Tries to Heat Up Climate Debate.

    Coverage of poiticized Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report understates adaptability to change.
    Economist