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The Amazing Rise of the Oil Phoenix

July 14, 2014

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, The Wall St. Journal reported that the way had been cleared for the first export of unrefined American oil in nearly four decades.  Now, let that soak in.  When can you recall seeing, or hearing, those three words...

Financial Somebody

June 9, 2014

In recent weeks, I have spent several hours of drive time traveling to conferences in Dallas and Nashville.  I passed my time listening to Sirius radio, which has more stations than any human needs.  On two or three different stations, I...

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May 9, 2014

Recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine have once again brought fears of a market calamity to investors. In part that fear is fueled by the financial commentators on television who use the event to get you to listen to their shows.  They make...

Headwinds

March 17, 2014

Several years ago the Boston Globe invited me to make a presentation at an annual public event.  I thought it was a good time to take my family on a visit to the Boston area.  But March weather in Boston is very different than Arkansas March...

Yellen

February 17, 2014

Yellen\’yelln\n : verb 1.Southern for something Momma did a lot of when I didn’t do right 2. The first chairwoman in the history of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors of the United States of America.   Janet L. Yellen is...

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