Thrill ride or smooth path?
In investing, it is also alluring to dive right in and try a stock picking approach that seems to work well for others.
Oligarchs, despots, and soccer moms: Reflections on the price of oil (part 2)
Last week, we weighed in on the recent drop in the price of oil. We likened the move to a rock thrown into a pond and cautioned against reaching for the falling knife.
Don't try to catch a falling knife: Reflections on the current price of oil (part 1)
The price of oil has fallen precipitously in recent months. WTI now trades at around $67 per barrel, a far cry from the $100 level attained this past summer.
Lesson of 1909
Last week was a productive one for diplomats. Not only did the U.S. and China sign a landmark climate change accord, the two mega-powers also established military guidelines to govern the contested waters off China and agreed to reduce technology tariffs.
Looking beyond borders: Why Europe isn't dead
I recently had a discussion with a client that had just returned from a European vacation. He shared stories about the interesting food, culture, and architecture. But he also offered a warning… “The economy in Europe is dead.”
Frogs in the pot
A few weeks ago I attended a lunch with Jean-Claude Trichet. As one might expect from the former head of the European Central Bank, Trichet spoke at length on the economy, quantitative easing and monetary policy.