Will a Bear Market Force Corporate America to “Show (Wary) Shareholders the Love?”

Bear Market Silver Linings [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.] Maybe a bear market — if that’s what we’re headed into — will force Corporate America and Wall Street to make changes that could be easily...
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2012 Predictions

My Favorite Post of the Year (So Far) Those who talk, don’t know.  And those who know . . . don’t talk. –Lao Tzu Better to keep your mouth shut, and let people think you’re an idiot, then open it and remove all doubt. –Mark Twain What’s going to happen in 2012? Hell if I...
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The Physics of Stocks and Waves

The Demise of Buy-and-Hold? Did you know that waves are an optical illusion (at least to a physicist)? While individual waves move forward — often at a locomotive speed, as in the case of a tsunami — the water molecules in them are actually stationery (more accurately, they move up and down, but end up...
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Dividends & Blog Hits

Do you know the only thing to give me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in. –John D. Rockefeller Trust me, I have very little in common with John D. Rockefeller, starting with my balance sheet. And blog hits don’t pay the bills — commission checks do. But I confess, substitute “blog hits” for...
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