Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Volatility in Stocks - That's a Good Thing

Volatility in Stocks – That’s a Good Thing

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

A version of this post ran in the San Antonio Express News today. The U.S. stock market got quite volatile last week, and I couldn’t be happier. Let me explain why, by way of the analogy of the 2011 fire at Lost Pines State Park. Scorched earth and equity markets Two weeks ago, I drove [&hellip

Book Review: Going Going by Naomi Shihab Nye

Book Review: Going Going by Naomi Shihab Nye

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

Teen romance novels for girls are not exactly the bread-and-butter of Bankers Anonymous book reviews, but stick with me for a little while, I’ve got my reasons. Going Going by San Antonio poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye is not your typical teen romance novel, although it does follow the arc of a sixteen year-old [&hellip

Excel Basics Introduction Video #2 - Opening and Starting a Worksheet

Excel Basics Introduction Video #2 – Opening and Starting a Worksheet

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Personal Finance, Texas, Video

Below is the second in a series of 6 videos introducing the idea of using Excel to track your small business information. This series was created to support the educational mission of Accion Texas, a regional micro lending organization, but I hope it has value to others starting out with their own business who may not [&hellip

Rage Against the Machine - Oil & Gas News Coverage Version

Rage Against the Machine – Oil & Gas News Coverage Version

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Texas

Morning News Rant Do you find yourself eating your morning granola, hunched over the financial news, stopping in the middle of a paragraph, feeling your eyes glaze over as your BS-meter tilts red in 0.6 seconds, and then looking up at the window to start mumbling like a deranged person to yourself about the absurdity [&hellip

The Natural Gas Revolution Part VI - Has It Killed Renewables In Our Lifetime?

The Natural Gas Revolution Part VI – Has It Killed Renewables In Our Lifetime?

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

Here’s my hypothesis[1]: The abundance of cheap domestic natural gas – what I’m calling the Natural Gas Revolution – makes “renewable” energy sources like wind and solar financially untenable, and possibly unnecessary, for the next 90 years.[2] I can’t prove my hypothesis because energy pricing is complicated. Figuring out the ‘price’ of energy derived from [&hellip