Crypto Legitimacy?

Crypto Legitimacy?

Most investment managers and financial planners avoid bitcoins as an investment or as a currency, for a few reasons. First, the coins are not backed by any government or asset; they were made up by computers that solve complex algorithms, and therefore have no...
States the Size of Countries

States the Size of Countries

It can sometimes be hard to understand just how large the U.S. economy is compared with the other countries of the world.  You’ve probably read that California, alone, if it were an independent country, would have the world’s fifth largest economy.  But what about the...
Market Update – Summer 2019

Market Update – Summer 2019

How to make sense out of the recent market behavior?  We all experienced a painful decline in December 2018 before the markets took a sharp (and unexpected) about-face and delivered the biggest first-half-of-the-year in 20 years and the best quarter since 2009. The...
Email Cyber Theft

Email Cyber Theft

Our personal information has never been so easy to steal.  And mostly we have ourselves to blame. Come again?  Companies and consumers have been warned against sending out sensitive information as email attachments.  And yet many companies still send out credit card...