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Cutting Through the Noise

July 22, 2020 02:05 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)

I originally wrote this in 2013, but came across it recently and realized how true it is, especially now.  Enjoy.


Chicago is a great city, especially during the summer.  It has a certain pace, a certain irresistible energy & charm.  After moving to a high-rise building downtown man...

The Godfather Market

May 11, 2020 04:29 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
The Godfather Market

In my last post, the market had just pulled back about 10% within a few days.  Since then, the market not only declined about 34% from its late February peak, it also recovered just over 30% from the bottom.  This market reminds me of two very famous lines from "The Godfa...

Don't Be Surprised

October 11, 2018 07:30 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)

The reasons for the stock market's pullback the last couple of days aren't surprising. For reference, see my post in September titled "Known or Unknown". The magnitude of the moves is what has gotten everyone's attention, and understandably so. However, if we take a step back, much of this...

Saying Thanks

February 12, 2014 11:12 AM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
Saying Thanks

Let me start by saying   Thank You   to all of my readers, clients, and business partners for our relationship. Like many people, it is a sentiment that I believe and feel but don't say enough.


As the holiday season approaches, people often have several different things to think a...

One Size Does Not Fit All... and That's OK

February 12, 2014 11:09 AM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
One Size Does Not Fit All... and That's OK

Have you noticed all of the advertisements that essentially say, "We know the answer... the one way you should invest"?  It's a good line for selling something, but could be questionable if you dig deeper.


Given the multitude of perspectives and investor preferences that exist, how can one...

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