October 5, 2018

Youth on Course – 100 Hole Hike

Thank you to everyone who either donated or supported me in the 100 hole hike to benefit Youth on Course.  Walking a hundred holes of golf while keeping the resemblance of a golf game during the process was quite a challenge but well worth the effort. Hitting the ball in […]
September 24, 2018

Investor Series – Parent

The company overseeing a particular fund should also have certain characteristics that are appealing to investors. The “Parent” should have relative stability and attractive profitability. One of the questions posed in this segment is does this firm’s suite of funds provide strong returns and overall value to its investors? While […]
September 14, 2018

Investor Series – People

This third installment starts us down the path of the qualitative side of our analysis. Remember back to the introduction that this process is a mixture of art and science. This is where the art comes in. This portion answers the questions surrounding who are the actual fund managers themselves? […]
August 24, 2018

The Beige Book

What is the Beige Book? The Beige Book is a Federal Reserve system publication that examines current economic conditions across all 12 Federal Reserve Districts. It prospects information based on a variety of mostly qualitative information. This approach creates an opportunity to identify emerging trends and characterize economic forces. The […]
August 10, 2018

Investor Series – Performance

Performance is key. The funny thing about math is that the numbers don’t lie. Portfolio managers can talk all about how complex and sophisticated their strategies are but if the performance is absent, that’s a major problem. In this step of the analysis, we attempt to answer the question of how […]