There’s No Place Like Home

This week’s guest columnist, Nir Kaissar, is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering the markets. He is the founder of Unison Advisors, an asset management firm. He has worked as a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell and a consultant at Ernst & Young. To read the original post, click here. Jason Zweig recently suggested that homeowners make far less money selling their houses than they believe. He cites Yale University economist Robert Shiller’s data, which finds that “real estate generally keeps pace with inflation but seldom offers any return premium above that.” Homes have done… [read more]
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A Difference of Opinion

The current  Presidential race has exhibited strong differences of opinion within both the Republican and Democratic parties.  Listening to some of the candidates during the debates, it’s almost hard to believe they belong to the same party. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders proposes to break up the six largest banks, and unions represent his largest campaign donors.  Hillary Clinton’s largest donors are the banks Bernie criticizes, but some unions have officially endorsed her, though their support is far more complicated.   Trump and Cruz, the apparent front-runners for the Republicans, might seem to have similar… [read more]
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Defense Wins Championships

This past Sunday the Denver Broncos, led by one of the NFL’s all-time greatest quarterbacks, were crowned champions of Super Bowl 50.  They won the game just as they had won so many others this season, relying almost exclusively on their league leading defense to hide their offensive woes as age and injury took their toll on Peyton Manning. Just as they had done with Tom Brady and the Patriots in the conference championship game, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and the Denver defense were successful in shutting down Cam Newton and one of the… [read more]
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Hey – that’s mine!

One of my favorite people in the world is my cousin’s daughter, Charlotte.  She turned 3 last month and her birthday party was a couple weeks ago.  Like me, many of my friends are clinging tightly to the last shred of our adultolescense and haven’t taken the plunge to have kids yet.  So, if it wasn’t for Charlotte and her pals I wouldn’t have much of a sense of what the world is like for toddlers. Charlotte can’t really do any wrong in my book but this last visit I did pick up on a… [read more]
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