Mutual fund costs and the voting rights of individual stocks can be important considerations for investors
These original articles are written by Dave Hamra and frequently appear in local publications. They are posted here to illustrate our philosophy and thinking.
There Are Fewer Stocks, Now What?
There are far fewer US stocks available today. Why, and what should investors do?
Packing the Stadium
Should taxpayers contribute to new stadiums for professional sports?
Getting Paid Up Front
A look at some unique securities issued by aesthetes and musicians, which are fundamentally similar to most investments.
Five Shades of Real Estate – Part Two
The second installment of real estate investment looks at two versions of REITs.
Five Shades of Real Estate
Real estate investing can take many forms. Here are a look at some of the most common.
Not Quite Rigged?
The notion that our economic and financial systems are “rigged” in favor of the wealthy and the connected is fueling much of the current political debate and has increased distrust in Wall Street. Rather than getting caught up in the emotion of the “us versus them” argument, it is helpful to take a step back and take a more in-depth look at one recent offering to better understand the system.
Old School Planning
Episodes from family history can be instructive, presenting examples of solving problems and reminding us that some issues haven’t changed that much.
The Wrong and the Short Of It
The saga of a short sale gone very wrong and an ill-advised attempt to raise funds to cover losses.
Good Time(share)s or Bad
A look at the pros and cons of timeshares