April 12, 2024

Friendship: More precious with age.

“There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.” – Henry Ford This week, I had the pleasure of seeing three of my old friends. While I don’t see them often enough, I truly value each of them and we definitely have history together. I’ve known each of them for more than 30 years. We all started in business together at different times and different places. But, somehow, these relationships haven’t changed. While distance has kept us apart, somehow, time has actually brought us even closer. I guess […]
April 5, 2024

You vs. You

The last couple of days, I’ve had the pleasure of playing in a golf tournament with a dear friend. Man, competition feels so good! Now, I am not good enough or skilled enough to win the event. But I love the feeling of just competing, trying to be my best, pushing myself, striving to win. And golf is such a beautiful game because it leads me to focus so intensely, in a way that I can only focus for short periods. As a society, in so many ways, we have forgotten that. In some ways we have adapted a “win at […]
April 1, 2024

March 2024 Market & Economic Recap

Stock Market Stocks rallied in the final hour of trading on March 28th, the last session of the month thanks to markets being closed for Good Friday, propelling the S&P 500 to an all-time high. For the month, the market’s three major indices performed as follows: Nasdaq 1.8% The Dow 2.1% S&P 500 3.1% March marked the fifth straight winning month for all three major averages. Recapping a glowing first quarter of 2024, the three major indices registered these gains for the three-month period: The Dow 5.6% Nasdaq 9.1% S&P 500 10.2% For the Nasdaq, it was the first record […]
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