Irrational Exuberance: The Lesson of the Bird in the Bush

Irrational Exuberance: The Lesson of the Bird in the Bush “How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions?” Alan Greenspan, December 5, 1996Another day, another market record. The Dow has set some 36 record high closings since the 2016 presidential election. Wall…

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The Entire World Just Got Hacked! So, How Safe is our Money?

The Entire World Just Got Hacked! So, How Safe is our Money? John Rothans Every generation worries about money. Our parents’ and grandparents’ life savings were under constant threat due to war, depression, recession, market crashes and the actions of government. We face many of these risks today along with something else—cyberwarfare. While virtually unseen…

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Volatility Soup: Syria, Russia, Iran, China and North Korea

Volatility Soup Syria, Russia, Iran, China and North Korea By John Rothans RECIPE: In the vast global pressure cooker start with two rogue regimes, add chemical weapons, long range missiles, a state sponsor of terrorism and two formidable global powers. Beat. Baste. Blanch. Cover. Bring to a boil. On April 6th President Trump ordered cruise…

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