Late Breaking News

December 12, 2018

  1. Homi Kharas and Kristofer Hamel of Brookings Institute have published research that shows how much progress has been made with global income and expansion of the middle class. This article is inspiring in a no-nonsense kind of way.
  2.  How many times have you asked the question lately, “What is going on in the stock market?” or “What is happening to my investments?” If you have asked these or similar questions you are not alone. I have raised these issues myself – but my answers are likely different than most. In this article, Ben Carlson makes sense of the recent fluctuation in the S&P 500 Index by providing a little historical perspective. (If you cannot pull up this attachment, you can search Normal Accidents in the Stock Market – A Wealth of Common Sense and you will end up in the same place.)
  3. This time I am going out on a limb albeit a short one. As you know, we are in the holiday season that is celebrated by many people everywhere. This song is quite impressive (in my opinion) not only because it is sung in ‘a cappella’ but by the professional group – Pentatonix. If you are not into the “religious” thing during the holidays, don’t worry because this rendition is a very, very lite version of that genre. I think they pull off a perfect-10 by appealing to just about all of us. Enjoy! (If you prefer, you can search YouTube for their release of Hallelujah.)