An Update for My Readers

Greetings,

I hope that 2017 is finding everyone happy and healthy

My writing on these pages has admittedly slowed. This has not been for a shortage of ideas or time, but instead due to a change in the direction of my career. Earlier this year I took a position in financial research, and in order to avoid conflicts and competition I won’t by contributing to my blog for the foreseeable future. The good news is that I will continue this work on a much bigger platform with the intent of helping more people make better financial decisions.

When I first started publishing my thoughts I never imagined the feedback and encouragement that I have subsequently received. It has, without a doubt, been a tremendous tailwind to my efforts. I’d like to thank all of you for your help and support over the past year, and I look forward to meeting many of you in near future!

Best,
-Dan

The Nonsense of Quarterly Earnings

Four times a year the financial media feels the need to dramatically parade the quarterly performance of America’s biggest companies across our television screens and internet pages. It’s January, and the dog and pony show is back. I don’t mean to downplay earnings as they are indeed important. Successful businesses must continue to generate profits. What isn’t important is the over-hyped focus on short-term results.

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