Let’s talk about the latest mailing from James R. Cook’s Investment Rarities. Maybe you got it, too.
Investment Rarities sells silver, basically (and buys it), and 22 years ago I actually, sheepishly, bought some bags of silver dimes — what was I thinking? — and then, to my astonishment, Bunker Hunt tried to corner the […]
Steve Berman: “You quote towards the bottom of your column that 9% is the average annual return for US stocks including dividends but before inflation. I thought the IBBOTSON data for large U.S. stocks was much closer to 11% a year — going back at least to 1925 or so — and even higher […]
You might think that $1.70 is worth about $1.70, or that a rose by any other name smells as sweet — but already I am confused. As sweet as what? (Why did that man never just come out and say what he meant?)
So let us review:
1. When tiny little Calton Homes (CN) had […]
Yesterday, Allan asked me to tell him — “in a couple of paragraphs” — why I thought stock market returns would be a lot lower these next 18 years than they’ve been the last 18 . . . and what to do about it.
My plan was to do all this in two curt […]
Allan Sleeman: “EIGHTEEN LEAN YEARS? Just got around to reading the column where you allude to this. Did I miss something — Oh God, another Senior Moment! — or have you just joined the reversion-to-the-mean crowd (non-entities like Warren Buffet and John Bogle)? I would have thought, naive person that I am, that this […]
“The Boy Scouts of America’s leaders fought for the right to discriminate and won it. Now the question is, will the rest of us take action to dissociate from discrimination until BSA stops discriminating — as we would if we learned of an analogous admitted exclusion of African-American kids or others?” — […]
Jerry J.: “I’m looking for a place to put around 15K for a year or two when I’ll most likely be using some of it for a down payment on real estate. My question is which would you recommend, the Series I bonds you recently touted in your column or an index mutual fund such […]
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