Fiscal “Stuff”

As most of you know, we here at TAAG do not find much value in the exercise of trying to forecast the short or intermediate outlook of markets or the economy.  All of our brains are wired to constantly crave information that will give us some insight to help us make better decisions with our money.  Unfortunately, the name of the game when it comes to short term forecasting is uncertainty, despite the endless line of “experts” willing to line up and take their run at claiming to know what’s next.  Go with their suggestions [read more]
Share this post:
  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we head full steam into Black Friday and all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we wanted to pause a moment this Thanksgiving Eve and encourage everyone to really take time tomorrow to enjoy all the family traditions, the time together and to truly give thanks for all that we have and enjoy in this world. Wherever you are this Thursday, we hope you have a wonderful holiday and know that we are thankful for the work we get to do with and for our clients and their families each and every… [read more]
Share this post:
  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg

Resetting Expectations

I am an avid Cincinnati Bearcats fan. It was heartbreaking on Saturday to lose our first string quarterback, Zach Collaros, to a broken ankle. Although the players did a great job in the second half of the game adjusting to a new quarterback, we still lost to West Virginia. Zach’s out for the season and now four other teams are only one game behind our first place standing in the Big East. The Bearcats are still eligible for a bowl bid, but getting to a game like the Orange Bowl may be more challenging. I… [read more]
Share this post:
  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg

What Can We Learn from MF Global?

Over the past two weeks, while the Greek Prime Minister tested the patience of Germany, France and other countries in the European Union, there was another drama playing out. MF Global Holdings is described on its web site as a brokerage firm that provides ‘indispensable, well-timed insights and hedging solutions’ for its clients. They go on to say their ‘relentless pursuit of market opportunity separates us from the pack. We help clients find an edge in today’s fast-paced, ever evolving markets.’ In so many words – we don’t just sit around and watch the market,… [read more]
Share this post:
  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg

Stuff-ing

As I continue my commitment to blogging about “stuff” through the remainder of 2011, I’m going to turn my thoughts today to Thanksgiving stuff. As in stuff-ing. As in the traditional start of the holidays where we begin to stuff our faces through the end of the year only to dread the consequences as we resolve to shed it all away in the New Year. How do we break that cycle? No, I still want everyone to enjoy themselves throughout the holidays. But, I will make a simple suggestion. Go ahead and get started with… [read more]
Share this post:
  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg