Points And Figures

Jeffrey Carter
Markets, Startups, Economics, Politics, Business, Life
Created 29 Aug 2021
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  • The President And The Market
    18 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 6 5
    President’s don’t have a huge effect on the stock market usually. They do take a lot of credit for it. It’s as if they are puppet masters or something. They do suggest policies that can be market-frie...
  • Screw NASCAR
    12 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 5 2
    Let’s cut to the chase. NASCAR is just like any other corporate entity. They might manage stock car racing in America, but they act no different than Coke, or any other consumer-focused corporation. T...
  • Not All Unions Are Terrible
    10 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 8 3
    I think that unions are terribly misunderstood by a lot of people. People grouse about them all the time. On conservative websites, I often see comments that blame “unions” for a lot of the problems w...
  • You Can Take the Boy Out of Chicago
    09 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 7 1
    Went to see the Blackhawks play the Vegas Golden Knights last night courtesy of a friend who had tickets. Vegas is nuts for the Knights. T-Mobile is a nice arena to see a game in. It’s a different exp...
  • Physical Delivery
    08 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 5 6
    When you buy or sell stocks, everything gets settled. Sell, you get cash in your account. Buy, a custodian holds the stock for you until you sell. Your account balance changes based on the fluctuation...
  • The Great Resignation Is Something Else
    07 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 4 1
    Employers added 199,000 jobs in December. Certain outlets will try to put a positive spin on that number. It was a huge miss based on estimates. The market was expecting a non-farm payroll increase of...
  • The Insurrection
    06 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 9 6
    Today is the Christian holiday of the Epiphany. However, we will get a heavy helping of politics for our feast. Already this morning, Vice President Harris compared last Jan 6 political riot to Pearl ...
  • Silicon Valley Confirmation Bias
    05 Jan 2022 • 8 min read • 5 2
    Confirmation bias is a dangerous thing. It got us into a 20-year war in Iraq. George Bush’s cabinet was full of confirmation bias. It’s a really hard phenomenon to shake. In business school, we did a ...
  • Aging Up
    04 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 6 9
    We intuitively know we aren’t going to live forever. 2021, I had a bunch of health challenges that I never anticipated. It’s known that a lot of people tend to die right before, or right after the hol...
  • Theranos, Guilty On Four Out of Eleven Charges
    04 Jan 2022 • 7 min read • 5 4
    Unlike a lot of people, I don’t really care about the Theranos verdict. Too much drama. Here are the counts and the jury's verdict. 1. Conspiracy to commit wire fraud against Theranos investors: Guilt...
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