Archive for the ‘How Not To Invest’ Category

Groan-Worthy Market Commentary

Groan-Worthy Market Commentary

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing

Helium was up, feathers were down. Paper was stationary. Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading. Knives were up sharply. Cattle futures steered into a bull market. Pencils lost a few points. Hiking equipment was trailing. Elevators rose, while escalators continued their slow decline. Weights were up in heavy trading. Light switches were off. Mining [&hellip

A Confusing Puzzle Made Simple - Retirement Plans

A Confusing Puzzle Made Simple – Retirement Plans

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Texas

A version of this post ran earlier in the San Antonio Express News I recently received in the mail retirement plan documents for a local employer’s 403B plan. I’m going to spend the first part of this column complaining about this 403B plan provider. Later, I am going to offer a better, simpler, version of [&hellip

Radio Appearance On The Cost Of Attracting NFL Team To Town

Radio Appearance On The Cost Of Attracting NFL Team To Town

By The Banker | Audio Posts, How Not To Invest, Texas

I participated in a radio discussion yesterday regarding on public radio KSTX ‘The Source,’ hosted by David Martin Davies, on the likely cost of attracting an NFL team, to move to San Antonio. NFL owners in the last few decades have come to expect extraordinary public subsidies for their privately owned businesses. I estimated earlier in [&hellip

Ask an Ex-Banker: Algorithmic Trading

Ask an Ex-Banker: Algorithmic Trading

By The Banker | Ask an Ex-Banker, Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas, Wall Street

A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News Dear Mike, I spotted something on algorithmic trading on your blog, and finance and investment are a bit of a hobby of mine. I am sending you a press release about a Canadian trader who has worked out a successful trading technique based [&hellip

City Direct Equity Investments - UGH

City Direct Equity Investments – UGH

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Texas

A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News. I read with much interest the story last week of the San Antonio City Council approving a direct investment of $1.75 million in city funds to move three startup medical device manufacturing companies to San Antonio. And by “much interest” I mean the [&hellip