Do Not Rationalize Failure

Deciding to sell might turn out, in hindsight, to be a mistake. BUT deciding NOT to sell can turn out to be a disaster. Has your stomach been churning a bit over the last two weeks as market volatility rears its head? For many, it’s their first taste of market… Keep Reading

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The Bear

Has it come out of hibernation or is the beast just testing you? News flash! You won’t know the answer until the damage has been done! The so-called experts and talking heads on TV, in the newsprint, in blogs, and in person if you use a broker or advisor don’t… Keep Reading

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Recognizing Quality when it matters?

“Only buy a stock if it goes up; if it doesn’t go up, don’t buy it”… advice from Will Rogers. Widely known in the 20’s and 30’s, Rogers was a cowboy, humorist, vaudeville performer, social commentator, actor, with the perfect solution to investing without risk. One minor problem… it’s a… Keep Reading

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BuySelliQ Continues to Kick A$$

“Anonymous” is credited with the following quote: “Opportunity is often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be tuning in.” My father-in-law had a shorter version: “talking when you should be listening.” And you are asking, “What does that have to do with BuySelliQ?” The world was introduced to… Keep Reading

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All I Do Is Win

P.T. Barnum famously said, “Without promotion something terrible happens — nothing!” While PT Barnum lived long ago, he would fit right in with today’s “connected” society. Barnum was the ultimate promoter in his time (1810-1891) and eagerly promoted the concept of “Go big or don’t go at all.” When he… Keep Reading

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Dude, Do It Yourself

Consider the following statement: “While almost nobody intends to be poor, this is why so many people are. They want the benefits of being rich, but they actually don’t want to be rich and have a great mental aversion to thinking about money and acting in ways that will bring… Keep Reading

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Newbies

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? Started a diet? Gotten a gym membership? OK, maybe none of the above but we’ve all had times when reality smacked us in the face with, “It’s decision time.” (music plays in the background that has a threatening tone) A voice in… Keep Reading

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The Genesis of Why

Opinions are like… opinions! Everyone has one! Facts on the other hand, were at one time, reality, truth and not up for dispute. But that no longer seems to be the case. Either that or there is a new definition of the word. A perfect example is all the bloviating… Keep Reading

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The Sheeple Syndrome

One sheep to another, “Well whadda ya know! I’m a follower too!” Come on, admit it, we’ve all watched this behavior and snickered. Lemmings all!! The author, Gary Larson, used the cartoon (shown) published in calendars and his work wreaked of sarcasm. The genius of Larson’s illustrations was that he… Keep Reading

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Exercise in Mediocrity

The above is not only one of my favorite phrases, but I chose it for its “dead on balls” accurate description of the subject for the day. On two different occasions I came across articles in which the author makes statements that are alarming, to put it mildly. I recall,… Keep Reading

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