Archive - August 4, 2017

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Valuation is An Art – But that Doesn’t Mean It’s Always Pretty
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The Retirement Answer

Valuation is An Art – But that Doesn’t Mean It’s Always Pretty

Fri, AUG 4th, 2017

Monet was brilliant with color and stoke. Picasso used interesting shapes and had an uncanny ability to impart mood. Renoir celebrated sensuality. Each had critics, but all share a common trait: artists widely regarded as great in their field. We can squabble about taste, but there’s little debate around their influence. Ansel Adams once said: there is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. Indeed. Whether it’s art, engineering, or investing, eminent concepts and high quality work are timeless.

On traditional time-honored metrics like P/E, earnings yield, “Fed model” and equity risk …

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The Retirement Answer

Although I will admit that the title of this post is a bit glamorous, I wanted to share the simplicity of the message.

Typically, every morning we will sit down to eat breakfast. Meals at our house are generally jovial, with discussions ranging from which animal would win in a fight to how my kids will spend their day.

A few mornings ago, however, my oldest asked me a rather interesting question. Knowing what I do for a living she asked, “Daddy, what do you have to do to retire?” My immediate response was, “That’s a great question!” At age …

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