Categorized Archives: Just For Fun

The Real Danger In This Market


Posted in: Economics, General, Just For Fun, Stock Market, Thought of the Week

While our Investment Committee has written extensively over the past six months about why investors should expect to see volatility rise instead of fall, the recent surge which has caused global yields to soar caught nearly everyone off guard. For example, the German 10-year government bond (commonly referred to as the “Bund”) yielded around 0.05% […]

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Are Bonds Safe?


Posted in: Economics, General, Just For Fun, Stock Market, Thought of the Week

Since the start of June 2013, it seems as though every major media outlet is talking about the end of Quantitative Easing (QE) and what a rise in interest rates will do to our economy. In 1994, interest rates rose so high so quickly that investors tried to sell a massive supply in a very […]

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Future of Domestic Energy


Posted in: Economics, Just For Fun, Stock Market, Thought of the Week

During the mid-2000s, many believed that the U.S. would run out of natural gas resources within a matter of decades. Then a new technology called “fracking” made it possible to access massive supplies of natural gas across the country.  This resulted in an excess supply of natural gas and the price of natural gas falling […]

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Prices Have No Memory


Posted in: Economics, Just For Fun, Stock Market, Thought of the Week

Roulette is one of the most popular games at the casino. Every roulette table has a computerized screen above the wheel stating the number and color of the last ten rolls. The casino says that the purpose of this screen is to assist gamblers in placing bets by showing where the ball has landed already. […]

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Natural Gas…in for the Long Haul


Posted in: Economics, Just For Fun, Thought of the Week

Last year, GFPC’s Investment Committee initiated a Natural Gas investment “theme.” It was felt that thoughtful  and periodic investment in natural gas over a period of ten years would provide their portfolios periodic outperformance. Gas is an efficient fuel for power generation, a better feedstock for fertilizer production and a cleaner alternative for many vehicles. […]

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Don’t Think like an Investor – Think Like a Lender


Posted in: Economics, General, Just For Fun, Thought of the Week

Don’t think like an Investor-think like a Lender: This week’s article from our investment committee is one of the best they’ve written.  They walk you through the mindset of an investor vs the mindset of a lender.  Our investment committee explains why they like their investments to pay them on a regular basis.   We encourage […]

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Feel Good News


Posted in: General, Just For Fun, Local

Lately it feels like every time you open a newspaper or turn on the TV you just get depressed with what they are telling you. “Another Shooting in Chicago”, “Europe is Going Broke”, or “Lindsay Lohan…” stories like those don’t make you feel good.

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A Special Message to the Class of 2012


Posted in: College Planning, General, Just For Fun

When I graduated from York High School in 1970, I didn’t come close to being named valedictorian, but since this is “my blog” I get to say pretty much what I want. And since the season approaches when we will crowd into stadiums to hear “Pomp and Circumstance” and listen to the collective wisdom of the young, I feel compelled to share my thoughts about Success, Luck, Love and Attitude.

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