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The Truth Will Set You Free…Or At Least Lessen The Pain

Posted by on April 28th, 2016

When I was younger, I learned a very important lesson from my parents – never lie. While telling the truth might not have resulted in a get out of jail free card, it typically led to a reduced sentence. But even more important, consistently telling the truth allowed me to build a solid, trust-based relationship […]

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Over-Messaged: It’s a Thing…

Posted by on February 19th, 2016

  The Rubio campaign went from hero to zero within a few short moments at the New Hampshire Republican debate when Governor Chris Christie called Senator Marco Rubio out for being a 25-second speech man and for saying the same thing over and over again. Rubio then walked right into Christie’s trap, painfully repeating the […]

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The Rise in Shareholder Activism

Posted by on February 18th, 2016

Like it or not, activist investing is here to stay. Activist funds manage more than $200 billion in assets and, more to the point, investors in these funds are seeing returns that have outperformed the S&P on a compounded annual growth rate from 2004 through 2015.  When you consider the widespread attention that many activist […]

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Posted by on February 5th, 2016

Millennials. A word we hear, read and learn more about every day. Why is the media so obsessed with millennials? Well, according to many sources and companies, millennials are impacting the way we do just about everything. By 2025, this demographic – loosely defined as those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s […]

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The Market Opportunity Conundrum  

Posted by on January 27th, 2016

I call it the “Sliver Fallacy.” Not the catchiest name, I admit, but it gets the job done. It happens so often with micro-cap stocks, I can see it coming a mile away. Here’s how it plays out: The CEO of a company (let’s just call them Acme Widgets) is speaking to an investor. He’s […]

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