Words of Wisdom and Inspiration from Phil Knight

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on July 19, 2016

in lifestyle,Tribute

Phil Knight is the founder and Chairman of Nike. He also served as CEO for four decades.

“The secret of happiness …lay somewhere in that moment when the ball is in midair, when both boxers sense the approach of the bell, when the runners near the finish line and the crowd rises as one…I wanted that, whatever that was, to be my life, my daily life…So that morning in 1962 I told myself: Let everyone call your idea crazy…Just keep going, Don’t stop.”


Ed Yardeni on the Brexit, Free Trade and Immigration

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on July 8, 2016 in Brexit

Over the past few weeks I have posted two blogs about the Brexit, quoting Peggy Noonan from the Wall Street Journal and George Friedman from Stratfor. Today, Ed Yardeni gave much the same explanation the other two gave for why the Brexit as well as the rise of Donald Trump. I found it fascinating that […]

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Keep an Eye on UK Fund Withdrawal Freezes

by Marilou Long on July 5, 2016 in Brexit

A large UK property fund, Standard Life, closed off fund withdrawals citing “exceptional market circumstances”.  From the linked article: In a statement, Standard Life said the decision followed an increase in redemption requests from investors. “The suspension was requested to protect the interests of all investors in the fund and to avoid compromising investment returns […]

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A follow up to my post on the Brexit from June 24

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on July 1, 2016 in Foreign Markets

On June 24th I posted a piece on why/how the Brexit happened. I quoted a seminal piece written by Peggy Noonan back in February of this year in which she asserts that in the U.S. and Europe there is a peaceful uprising of the “unprotected”. Today I read a similar article from Stratfor, a geopolitical […]

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The Global Order After Brexit – courtesy of Stratfor

by Marilou Long on June 29, 2016 in Foreign Markets

The past few days have seen foreign and domestic markets in turmoil as the British public voted to leave the European Union.  While the full consequences will not be known or understood for many months or even years, we believe at this juncture it represents more of a political crisis than a financial one.  Great […]

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A good explanation for the Brexit

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on June 24, 2016 in Education

Back in February Peggy Noonan wrote an opinion piece for the “Wall Street Journal” entitled “Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected”. She almost predicted the British exit from the EU by her uncanny insight into what is motivating voters to act against the political class/establishment. Below is an excerpt, but the whole piece is […]

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Existing Home Sales Strong in May

by Marilou Long on June 22, 2016 in Economic Indicators
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Tribute to Alan Weinkrantz – Friend and Mensch

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on June 20, 2016 in Tribute

This past weekend our dear friend Alan Weinkrantz was killed in a car accident. Alan helped my partner and me set up a new version of our website some years ago, and we still use that format today. He encouraged us to use our own voices to talk about our business, and comment on the […]

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Brexit Fears Drive Global Bond Yields Lower

by Marilou Long on June 15, 2016 in currencies

The German 10 year yield fell below zero yesterday for the first time. From the linked NYT article: Fear is probably paramount. A sluggish global economy and uncertainty surrounding the coming vote in Britain over whether to leave the European Union have some investors rushing for safe havens. The European Central Bank is also printing […]

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Venezuela’s Socialist Government

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on June 13, 2016 in Foreign Markets

Three years after the death of Venezuela’s former Socialist/Communist president Hugo Chavez, the country is literally starving. “A young woman faints in the heat as hundreds fight for pasta, screaming they are hungry. Slum-dwellers and armed gangs wait for nightfall to hijack food trucks or ransack stores. A mother is shot dead fleeing police after […]

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