Category Archives for "Wealth Planning"

Nov 14

The Life of Steve Jobs

This is a two part 60 Minute piece about Steve Jobs.  Besides being a creative genius what is remarkable about Jobs is that he was a far Superior manager than most people realized although his approaches might now work with most. One of the best pieces that I have come across regarding Jobs was his […]

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Nov 14

Rage Against the Machine

Listening to a conversation this week on CNBC and I can’t remember who the discussion was with but someone made the point that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are railing against the wrong people.  I would tend to agree.  The Economist had the following article Rage Against the Machine that discusses this point. Rather than occupy Wall […]

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Nov 08

The Largest Private Company in the US

Who could tell me who the largest private company is in the US?  Think big AG and you have Cargill.  Growing up in the Midwest I am quite familiar with the name as you pass rows of corn you can see the Cargill signs who are the manufacturer of the seeds.  Cargill actually exited the […]

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Nov 08

After-tax income trend favors the 1%

In case you don’t watch the national evening news or pick up the WSJ, this has been an attention grabbing head line as the government released income distribution trends from 1979 to 2007.  Clearly the 1% has certainly done well for itself.  What’s sticks out to me besides the wide spread is the 81 to […]

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Nov 08

All Sectors Point to Overbought

According to Bespoke Investment we are in a very serious overbought situation in the S&P.   “The table below represents between two and three standard deviations above the sector’s 50-day moving average, and moves into this range are considered extremely overbought. With the recent run up in markets since the beginning of October it is no surprise […]

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