Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Bears Invade Shanghai

With all eyes on Greece, a bigger and potentially more disturbing market disruption is taking place—in a much larger economy. As you read this, the Chinese stock market is experiencing the kind of free-fall not seen since the 2008 drop … Continue reading

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The First Question to Ask Everyone

Suppose you truly want to connect with other people. What’s your best strategy? Most of us start off with questions like: what do you do for a living? And: where did you grow up? We ask for facts and then … Continue reading

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Life Satisfaction and Economic Growth

You’re probably tired of hearing about the Greek debt crisis, but sometimes it helps to connect the abstract with the concrete—that is, the huge numbers involved with the actual lives of the people living in the country. The Greeks today … Continue reading

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2015 Second Quarter Report: Sound and Fury

For all the drama we’ve experienced in the past few months, the second quarter of the new year has brought us slightly positive returns in many of the U.S. and global indices, and disturbing but ultimately not harmful news in … Continue reading

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“Grexit” Vote Coming

Any way you look at it, the standoff between the nation of Greece and the leaders of the European Union is a mess. But it may not be quite the problem that the press is making it out to be. … Continue reading

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