Alan S R2 C2

Inconvenient Truths

“On average neither of us has two legs” (stated by an Economics Professor to students) “Economics is the only ‘science’ where two people with completely opposite views can share a Nobel Prize” P J O’Rourke This month my...

Ten Years After

“I would find myself getting deeply distressed if I lived in hindsight all the time” Abraham Lincoln “What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right” Albert Einstein “Day after day I’m...

New fear greetings

“During my 87 years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions but none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual, or the ability to think for yourself” Bernard Baruch “There...

"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"

“Oh the ‘market’ today is frightful, and the economy’s hardly delightful But to pessimists just say ‘No’…… Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” (with apologies to Sammy Cahn) “I find more and more that it...

The Long Game

“Well I don’t know why I watched that tonight, I’m left with a feeling that something ain’t right I’m so scared in case I lose all my shares, and wondering how to get rid of these bears Clowns...

Probability, Perspective and Perception

“OCTOBER: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February” Mark Twain “Better Not Look Down If You Want To...

Perception Versus Reality

“There is always something to worry about. Avoid ‘weekend thinking’ and ignore the latest dire predictions of newscasters. Sell a stock because its fundamentals deteriorated, not because “the sky is falling down”…. Peter Lynch, legendary fund manager “Ye...

Keep calm & listen to Charlie

As each month passes it gets harder to come up with a message on LFL that’s different from “please ignore the widely acclaimed perennial pessimists quoted year after year.” What really grates with me though is that they’re...

Musings from Mahone Bay

It’s a while since I wrote about Atlantic Canada. So I hope you will be gentle with me as I try (for the first time) to write with one finger a LFL on my iPad. Fran and I...

.... lessons learned over my long journey

For starters can I say thank you for the fantastic response to our GDPR “request thingy” following a new privacy law which came into force on the 25th of May. We weren’t convinced it applied to the thoughts...

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