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Newsletter Archive - 2022

This is Normal

April 7, 2022


In my last newsletter article, We Didn't Start the Fire, I discussed how current events always give us something to fear, and the market is volatile because of it. The point of the article that I didn’t directly state, but will state now, is that this is normal. It doesn’t make it any easier to deal with, but it's normal. ...

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No Good Deed...

March 19, 2022

I’m going to let Aaron write our quarterly market-focused newsletter again since he did such a good job last time.  But it is the tail-end of a difficult tax season, and I want to say something to all you taxpayers out there ...

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We Didn't Start the Fire, Redux

March 1, 2022

You are used to hearing from me at the beginning of each quarter, providing my recap of what has happened and, to some degree, my prognostications of what is likely to come next.  I had a lot going on in my personal life at the end of last year and wasn’t able to find the time or the motivation to “elucidate” on what was a fairly unexciting market at the time.  Aaron picked up the slack for me and put out a letter of his own, which was very well received.  And also very timely, as it turns out. ...

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We Didn't Start the Fire

January 24, 2022


In September of 1989, Billy Joel released his hit single “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. The idea stemmed from a conversation that Joel had with a friend who said how terrible it currently is and how life was better “back then”. So, in the lyrics, Joel lists out 118 major events that occurred just during his life up to that point. ...

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