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Ground Hog Day Turns Into A Decade

Ground Hog Day Turns Into A Decade

It’s been three months since I took a break to deal with some cancer issues. As I began to catch up, it was Déjà vu…. Déjà vu… “The strange feeling that in some way you have already experienced the present situation.” Like “Ground Hog Day”, I’ve experienced the same warnings for the last decade. John […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Option Activity In Invesco

Trade of the Week: Unusual Option Activity In Invesco

Invesco (IVZ) is an asset management company which typically doesn’t have a lot of options trade on the stock. However, just recently double the amount of regular volume traded in IVZ options, with 100% of the activity occurring in calls.  It looks like a trader may be rolling up some April calls which will make […]

Which Stock Is the Next Chipotle?

Which Stock Is the Next Chipotle?

Shares of Chipotle (CMG) have rallied more than 70% this year. Don’t feel bad if you missed it, you’re not alone. After all, shares of the burrito joint got hammered a few years ago. In general terms, it’s typically not good for business to have your company name and the phrase “E. Coli outbreak” in […]

Best of Dennis – Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security?

Best of Dennis – Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security?

Dennis is recovering from his chemo/radiation treatment and hopes to be back writing soon. This article appeared on January 12, 2017. Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security? In 1935 the government passed Social Security into law setting up a government-managed retirement plan for the majority of US workers. To fund the plan, they passed the Federal Insurance […]

The Most Important Job Of Parenting No One Discusses

The Most Important Job Of Parenting No One Discusses

Just before my 79th birthday, I discovered I have cancer. There is an agonizing period where medical professionals determine the type of cancer, has it spread and what options are available. Your mind goes wild while waiting for test results and the big meeting to discuss a treatment plan. During that time, I was contacted by […]

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America with a vintage flag

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July. My webmaster sent me a link to a cool website that offers some history about the Declaration of Independence as well as the full text. As I read it, I realized the message from our founding fathers is more profound than anything I planned on writing. I encourage […]

Weekends together. Happy family of four is listening to brunet bearded dad, reading book about adventures, relatives look at him, smiling, at home on a couch

Your Children Are Listening More Than You Realize

The world was different before the invention of effective birth control. I had three children at age 22. My wife and I were primarily raised by our grandparents – we were scared. What did we know about parenting? Dr. Benjamin Spock’s best-selling book, “Baby and Child Care” touted, “mothers know more than you think you […]