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May 27, 2020

There is no Spoon: Central Banks Try to Print Away Market Risk

It’s hard to love pop culture, economics, and general nerdery as much as I do without eventually conjuring up some imagery from The Matrix. That movie […]
May 22, 2020

USO Crazy: What Happens When an Oil ETF Can’t Buy Oil?

I don’t think I’ve ever received as many phone calls, emails, or text messages in one day as I did when oil prices went negative last […]
May 20, 2020

Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes: Turn and Face the “Strain”-ge

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 began, Brazil is one of the countries I have watched closely. Primarily, that’s because I have traveled there far more than […]
May 15, 2020

Pick Me Up: Riding This Economy Into the Great Unknown

It seems that every week, we get round after round of economic data, and it’s all… well, it’s terrible. Yesterday was no exception, either, with initial […]
May 12, 2020

We Were Family: Life Lessons Learned Through Small-Market Sports

I miss baseball. MLB is discussing the possibility of playing a shortened season to no fans in the stands, and that has probably excited me more […]
May 8, 2020

What We Do in the Shadows: Stories Told by Hidden Data

In case you haven’t been able to tell by my writing these past few weeks, I love pop culture. Whether it’s music, movies, TV, theater, art, […]
May 6, 2020

Rage Against the Machines: Algorithms Losing Steam

I read a great blog on Bloomberg this morning that talked about “fundamentals” versus “technicals.” For those who might not be aware, “fundamental” metrics attempt to […]
May 1, 2020

Breaking: National Treasure Released From Vault

Full disclosure: I love the movie National Treasure, and its Academy Award™– winning star, Nicholas Cage. To me, it’s like an adult version of Goonies. If […]
April 29, 2020

“Roll With It” – The Tao of Steve Winwood

When I look back at the arc of my career, the first thing I notice is that it… well, it wasn’t much of an arc. Frankly, […]