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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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Cryptocurrency Trading Beyond Coinbase

If you’re going to diversify beyond Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin as traded on Coinbase, Binance is one of the many exchanges around the world where investors are able to trade multiple cryptocurrencies. The issue with Binance is that … 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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Jump In or Wait?

We’ve been waiting for a serious investment markets correction that has not materialized. Despite the absence of any reason for the experienced exuberance over the last 12 months, the promise of a tax modification and the repeal of the Affordable … 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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On the Death of El Caballo

After my initial euphoria in solidarity with many of my fellow Cuban compatriots rejoicing over the death of this ignominious man, I feel compelled to share what has subsequently turned into an ambivalence over the passing of this vengeful and destructive man who upended … 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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My Lady Gertrude

My Gertie died Monday. It was the Ides of March. She was thirteen years, eight months and seventeen days old. We thought she was a cocker spaniel but the veterinarian said she was an English spaniel. She was blonde and … 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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Renunciation Scars

A middle-aged woman entering the neighborhood supermarket caught my attention as I was shopping in the Produce Department. Her demeanor struck me although it shouldn’t have by now. As far back as the early seventies there have been stories about recent arrivals from Cuba reacting to … Continue reading

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