Category Archives: Education

Understanding Stock Market Corrections

When markets correct, individuals with Margin loans are forced to liquidate their positions to pay back the house. This exasperates the losses in a down day. To pay back Margin Calls, more selling has to be done. The market shows … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrencies Setting Trends

Nothing I write here should be considered financial advice. Financial advice is an individual pursuit. It’s best to consult your own financial adviser to better understand how you should invest your money. When in the film The Graduate Dustin Hoffman … Continue reading

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Feliz Día de los Padres

Siempre pensé que los que se habían quedado en Cuba tenían un dominio del idioma superior al mío por haberse formado sin la influencia de otra lengua en constante roce por los medios de comunicación o por haber cursado estudios … Continue reading

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Musings

It’s been a while since my last blog. There were too many disruptions that took me away from reflections of a higher order; a plumbing leak, repairs, maintenance, professional work, in essence, the menial realities of life. We had an election, … Continue reading

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Recalling Mr. Reagan, Are We Better Off Today Than in 2008?

Eight years ago, Barack Obama promised change. His political slogan was the inspiring “Yes We Can.” A vast majority of Americans dreamed of an expanded popular participation in the social fiber of our great nation. Voters lined up on election day to … Continue reading

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The Double-Edge of Self-Branding Products

Everyone likes to save a buck and in less than ideal economic times, it’s a must. Practicing sensible marketing skills, stores offer sale merchandise to lure their customers into buying their own brands of products, where profit margins are greater. These private labels are … Continue reading

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Apaga y vámonos

Aquí no hay más que hablar. Igual que los rusos blancos que huyeron cuando el zar y la revolución bolchevique quedaron fuera de la Rusia de Yeltsin, el futuro de Cuba yace en los que se quedaron en Cuba, sobrellevaron las … Continue reading

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Together Let’s Negotiate the End of Despotism in Cuba

Before running out of time, I’d like to contribute to the restoration of the grandeur once synonymous with the Cuba of my birth. The military junta in power since 1959 puts out volumes of distortions and purposeful misinformation to spread its propaganda … Continue reading

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Facing An Ethical and Social Conundrum Today

The writing today stems from a telephone conversation with a good friend. While we were both born in Cuba, I was born early enough to recall a prosperous Cuba, a joyful Cuba, an economically progressive Cuba, and a free Cuba … Continue reading

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Review of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize Winning Novel

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, from the perspective of a literary work is phenomenally amusing and impossible to put down, albeit its plot describes more sadness, despair and cruelty than a single lifetime can absorb. It’s evident the … Continue reading

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