Perhaps it’s Best to Use Old Newspaper and String.

Here’s something to keep in mind next holiday season when you get ready to wrap gifts. If you have any doubts about whether your spouse will appreciate the workout gear, your daughters-in-law will love the bathroom rugs, or your adult son will value the hand-crocheted...
It’s Time to Turn Your Mind to Taxes.

It’s Time to Turn Your Mind to Taxes.

Last week, President Trump signed tax reform, officially titled ‘An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018,’ into law. The legislation provides significant permanent tax cuts for...
Here’s Another Reason to Like Emerging Markets!

Here’s Another Reason to Like Emerging Markets!

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index was up more than 30 percent year-to-date late last week, outperforming national indices in most developed nations. (Remember, past performance is no indication of future results.) There may be more to like about emerging markets than...
Here We Come A Tax-Reforming!

Here We Come A Tax-Reforming!

The reconciliation of Congressional tax reform bills proceeded apace last week, and Congress is expected to vote on the measure early this week. If tax reform passes, Dubravko Lakos-Bujas, head of U.S. equity strategy with JPMorgan, thinks we may see value stocks...
Are You Concerned About Human Obsolescence?

Are You Concerned About Human Obsolescence?

Researchers from the University of Oxford and Yale University asked experts at several artificial intelligence (AI) conferences how long it would be before machines became better than humans at various tasks. The answers weren’t encouraging. Overall, researchers think...