That Cursed Volatility

A visitor to my office asked if I thought the stock market was still a good place to invest given all its “recent volatility.” This frequent question carries with it the inference that there was once a time when the stock market was not volatile. When I first became serious about investing the Dow Jones…

Know When to Turn over the Keys

One of my friends is a former fighter pilot. He loves to fly but as he got older it became clear to others that his skills were diminishing. Finally, his children made the very unpopular decision to take away the keys to his plane. He was initially very unhappy and it caused a significant amount…