Buds Blog

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 [...]

POST “BREXIT” PERIOD

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 06:23:13 +0000

Today, June 24, 2016  has been one of the more interesting if not the most interesting day in the Investment and Political world that  I can remember in my lifetime.  Largely the result of the advancement in Information technology, communication, and access, we are able to travel the world and listen to key principals comment [...]

RE-VISIT TO THE 85-15% RULE

Fri, 20 May 2016 20:23:49 +0000

May 20,2016: In a discussion on TV this morning, a commentator made a statement that 67% of those individuals and families earning $100,000 per year could not raise or would have serious difficulty raising $1000 for an emergency.  The percentage for those earning less is even higher.  Why is this?  Pundits express the belief that [...]