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Market Commentary – Picking up Pennies – May, 2021

2021-05-13T18:07:39+00:00

It came to light last week that I pick up pennies; usually on the sidewalk, sometimes on the soccer pitch, occasionally in the TSA bins at the airport. However, I am not the only one. The revelation took on a life of its own, leading to some friendly wagering on how much one might find over the course of a year.

Market Commentary – Picking up Pennies – May, 20212021-05-13T18:07:39+00:00

Market Commentary – The Ted Lasso Market – April, 2021

2021-04-12T16:20:00+00:00

Aside from his inexplicable disdain for tea, we love Ted Lasso. For those unfamiliar, the eponymous series focuses on an American football coach inexplicably hired to manage an English football, i.e., soccer team, despite the obvious hindrance of having never coached or played soccer, or even having a basic understanding of its rules.

Market Commentary – The Ted Lasso Market – April, 20212021-04-12T16:20:00+00:00

Market Commentary – Fight Club – February, 2021

2021-02-05T20:08:53+00:00

We looked at 2020 through the lens of 1999, specifically its worst music. Strangely, while the music from 1999 was dreadful, the films released that year were truly outstanding. This first month of 2021 reminded us of several classic films from 1999. With that, let’s Go (underrated cult classic).

Market Commentary – Fight Club – February, 20212021-02-05T20:08:53+00:00

Market Commentary – War Games – January, 2021

2021-01-30T05:13:05+00:00

What is clear is that this year has been widely regarded “unprecedented”, an overused term Recently, we have seen many instances of “unprecedented” behavior and this last two weeks of market trading is another chapter in this unprecedented time. In order to enjoy this “meal of information” we are going to now “set the table,” and try to explain what is happening in the stock market.

Market Commentary – War Games – January, 20212021-01-30T05:13:05+00:00

Market Commentary – Parallel Universe – January, 2021

2021-01-05T22:19:10+00:00

Though Neil DeGrasse Tyson would reprimand us, probably in a condescending manner, about ascribing significance to an arbitrary day commemorating one revolution of the earth around the sun, people, in general, put stock in the “new year.” The level of excitement associated with the arrival of 2021, closing the books on a year that will certainly live in infamy, is rivaled, at least in my lifetime, only by the mania associated with the end of 1999 as we stared into a new millennium.

Market Commentary – Parallel Universe – January, 20212021-01-05T22:19:10+00:00

Market Commentary – Action Park – December, 2020

2020-12-08T17:25:32+00:00

The film: Class Action Park, demonstrates the sometimes-tragic consequences of not properly evaluating risk. . Located in New Jersey (everything is legal in New Jersey, per Hamilton), the park was the vision of a Wall Street veteran, Gene Mulvihill, whose firm was suspended by the SEC for fraud.

Market Commentary – Action Park – December, 20202020-12-08T17:25:32+00:00

Imbed Biosciences Chases Nasal Spray to Combat Covid-19 Spread

2020-12-04T14:53:22+00:00

Imbed’s nanoparticles were found to inactivate or kill about 99.9% of SARS-Cov-2 viruses in an experimental study run by Virology Research Services of London, according to a report seen by Bloomberg. To be sure, those results came from a study in a controlled lab and have not yet been replicated in a follow-on or human trial.

Imbed Biosciences Chases Nasal Spray to Combat Covid-19 Spread2020-12-04T14:53:22+00:00

Market Commentary – Villainous Term – November, 2020

2020-11-05T23:43:22+00:00

It being on or about the fifth of November, we thought it appropriate to begin with “remember, remember, the fifth of November…” which is the start of a famous poem about the Gunpowder Plot. Though not alone, the face (pun intended) of the plot was Guy Fawkes, whose antics are widely regarded as the source of the term we use today, guy.

Market Commentary – Villainous Term – November, 20202020-11-05T23:43:22+00:00