Buds Blog

ENDORSEMENT FROM ON HIGH

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:42:08 +0000

December 5, 2016: Many readers of this blog have heard me preach “You will be as you think you are” and wondered what in the world I was talking about. I am pleased to advise you that this statement, aimed at restructuring one’s brain cells not only reflects a belief that by doing so we […]

A Quick Glance At Trumponomics

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:01:46 +0000

November 27, 2016: One of my favorite political writers is George Will, columnist for the Washington Post.  I particularly like how he uses vocabulary in describing his views of the day.  He reminds me of the epitome of all conservative political speak, William F. Buckley, founder of the National Review magazine.  I used to watch him […]

COLIN KAEPERNICK SACKED FOR A LOSS

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 22:30:26 +0000

September 4, 2016: American Football is the most popular professional sport in the United States.  The growth of the game has made a franchise like the “San Francisco Forty Niners’ worth close to or in excess of One Billion dollars.  Team insignias and paraphernalia are worn by fans of all ages and many know the […]

The Rich Are Getting Richer, Part I

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:28:30 +0000

ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES August 27, 2016: We hear a lot about income inequality these days particularly from the Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton. While many agree that the rich are getting richer while those in the middle class are experiencing stagnation in their incomes growth and the lower segment are actually losing real income, you may […]

WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:26:52 +0000

August 23, 2016: Long known as a premier provider of political influence, Bill Clinton formed the Bill Clinton Charitable Foundation as a 501.c.3 qualified nontaxable charitable entity structured to raise operating funds for the purpose of providing charitable services to people in countries around the World.  From its modest beginnings, the Clinton Foundation has grown […]

GOVERNMENT FUNDING DOMESTIC TERRORISM

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:15:56 +0000

August 8, 2016: Recent headlines have claimed that the Obama Administration is and has been funding foreign terrorism through an agreement to pay millions of dollars to Iran under terms negotiated in a deal to get them to cease attempting to build a nuclear bomb. At least that is the story given to the Media.  […]

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:43:49 +0000

July 27, 2016: The path toward peaceful racial integration in America has experienced some major disruption over the last few months.  Our police have been subjected to a rising number of incidents where members of community police departments have been ambushed and shot to death (69 in 2016) by one or more black men influenced […]

THE QUESTION OF LIQUIDITY

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:13:15 +0000

July 24, 2016: Today’s stock and bond markets remind me of a conversation I had with an associate when I was a rookie portfolio manager back in the early 1970’s. For several years, stock prices for a group of large well-known companies known as the “Favorite Fifty” had become a priority investment for Institutional and […]