Macro

In Times of Market Panic

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I just thought I’d put up a quick post as it’s Sunday night and I’m getting ready for the week and listing some things I’m going to be focusing on and researching this week, as is my routine on Sunday evenings. I don’t often discuss the overall markets, but as I was doing some homework this weekend on individual stocks, I also spent some time reading the papers and various macroeconomic blogs to get a feel for what people are […]

General Thoughts

Lessons Learned from A History of Oil

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Since oil prices were in the headlines yesterday after an 8% fall, I thought it might be a good time to comment on something I’ve been working my way through while putting in the miles after a day of looking for bargains. I’m about halfway through the excellent series of podcast called “A History of Oil”. It’s an outstanding series that starts by introducing George Henry Bissell—the father of the oil industry—who in 1853 began experimenting with “rock oil” that […]