The Investment Answer

“The answers are all true,” Mike whispered to Al. Mike and I were seventh graders in Mr. Wright’s first period health class and we had just finished an exam of true/false questions. We knew the answers were all true, because we had corrected the test in class. Mr. Wright sternly warned us against divulging this […]

Think About It!

“Think about it.” It is a comment I have often heard because I tend to talk faster than I think. In this case, however, I was the one using the expression in response to a statement by my ninety-two-year-old father. We were visiting the gravesite of my mother when he became agitated and angrily remarked, […]

Success is Doing Your Best

“I don’t know. Maybe it’s magic.” That was Calvin’s answer, in one of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, to his teacher’s question about why two plus two equals four. Calvin’s attitude toward math is similar to the mind-set of many investors, including countless fiduciary investors. However, success in mathematics, investing or any other […]