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Posted on: August 3, 2020

It’s been one booger of a year 2020 handed us. On June 8, it was officially announced a recession to end all recessions started February 2020.  Untold numbers of businesses folded to the lockdown, and adding salt to the wound, the turmoil of a “summer of love” — it’s been one haymaker after another. So […]

Posted on: May 15, 2020

The stock market surge is saying the stimulus plan was the right call. But then, the stock market isn’t the economy, is it? History has the last say, and it may show those trillions of 2020 FED relief dollars damaged the U.S. economy more than Covid-19 itself.  Besides, explain how is it the term “stimulus” […]

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Near & dear to our investors’ hearts are K-1s, so let’s start here:  Thirteen posted leaves five K-1s that we’re working overtime to process before the April 15 deadline  Tax law changes and converting to a new delivery system hammered last year’s effort, but this year is a different critter: we sold a ton of […]

Posted on: March 31, 2020

OK: media bias has so distorted our worldview, nobody can tell what’s up, except for this: it’s stinking chaotic out there. And almost none of us (barring the millions in denial) in their heart of hearts feels it will be better anytime soon. So behind the 8-ball on COVID-19 testing are we, nothing’s visible but […]

Posted on: January 24, 2019

Welcome to 2019. We would’ve gotten this up to you sooner, but a rash of property sales in the last several months disrupted our progress. Herewith our takeaways on the weather ahead: With malls getting crushed, lodging in a nose dive, wild swings in the stock market and a half closed government, we won’t blame […]

Posted on: September 4, 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice if our president schooled more and tweeted less? Whatever, since Texas’ exposure to trade seems to be among the greatest of all states, it’s time to make sense of this trade war fuss. Let’s start with what we know to be true: Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, or […]

Posted on: January 13, 2018

Goldman is opening a trading desk for it, in New York City you can buy Subway sandwiches with it, Overstock.com accepts it and its ATMs are globally available, so maybe Bitcoin is, what? Going somewhere? Where? Amid the fervor, I asked my staff to do a deep dive into which side of this debate we […]

Posted on: December 18, 2017

The Donald rhetoric says the U.S. is at the short end of the stick with Mexico, more so with China, a condition worsening exponentially to the point of national disgrace. Maybe a modicum of truth there, at least it plays good to the crowd who elected him president. But some say baloney, political rubbish, no […]

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Stay in real estate long enough and eventually there’ll be a property stalled in inventory past its “Sell By” date and investor fatigue creeps in. Maybe you’re tempted to hand it off to a broker. Can we talk about that first? Too many brokers are going to do little more than you already are: install […]