Bill Tatro

Posted July 29, 2015

It is always easy to look back in the investment world and see what could have been done and what should have been done. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Posted July 23, 2015

The most recent announcement in Oakland, California has once again demonstrated, perhaps, one of the most dangerous investments anyone can have in their portfolio.

Posted July 16, 2015

The Bretton Woods system, which emerged after WWII and lasted until the early 70s, had as one of its basic principles Capital Controls. However, after the decade of the 70s the pendulum shifted to a more free-market thinking and Capital Controls were relegated to the back burner.

Posted July 02, 2015

When the Governor of Puerto Rico, Garcia Padilla said This is not politics, this is math it should have been a wake-up call for all holders of municipal bonds to take their heads out of the sand or wherever they have them stuck and cash in quickly.

Posted June 25, 2015

Having heard, then newly elected, President Barack Obama proclaim that we were a nation which should and will live within its means, I sat back to watch exactly what he meant.

Posted June 17, 2015

The cornerstone of economics has been and always will be the law of supply and demand.

Posted May 27, 2015

In hockey, the big three is called the hat trick. In basketball, a triple double. In the world of finance they just say Federal Reserve, IMF and the World Bank. When you have those on your resume' you are certain to receive attention when you speak.

Posted May 21, 2015

In 1930, the Smoot-Hawley Act raised tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods.

Posted May 14, 2015

This is just a sampling of the majority of themes that college graduates had to endure during their recent commencement exercises. With cap, tassel and speech in hand a US Senator, Corporate Baron and even a Hollywood Centerpiece took to the podium to impart words of wisdom to the Class of 2015.

Posted May 09, 2015

I was taught by my parents and I tried to instill in my children the concept of always trying to do your best.

Posted May 07, 2015

Every parent will point their finger at every other kid as the problem because their own is, of course, special and unlike their peers.

Posted April 24, 2015

Having been besieged lately by brokers who say they have the investment (stock) of a lifetime, I find myself retreating from the onslaught. I somehow get the feeling that it is December 1999 or late 2007 and the next move could be a decisive one and bad for me.

Posted April 21, 2015

History is filled with third parties. Unsuccessful candidates for President represented The Free Soil, Socialist, Prohibition, Bull Moose, Constitution, Libertarian and Green, just to name a few.

Posted April 15, 2015

Most people when asked about their understanding of economics will appear to have a glaze that spreads over their eyes. Such things as the Theory of Income Determination, Price Functioning, Interest and Capital and The Theory of Growth are as alien to most as an African speaking Swahili.

Posted April 07, 2015

A young extreme liberal (are there any other kind?) decided to have a go at me on his syndicated radio show.

Posted April 04, 2015

By John Neville Kerry and Hassan Adolf Rouhani

Posted April 01, 2015

When asked who the Vice President of the United States is most people usually hesitate, smile and simply shake their head.

Posted March 25, 2015

The airwaves are heating up. There is anticipation in every quarter. The Conservative talk show hosts are agog with excitement. Senator Ted Cruz is running for President.

Posted March 21, 2015

Now all the pieces are in place. The only outstanding question mark was put to rest this past week as Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected Prime Minister of Israel.

Posted March 18, 2015

With all of America focusing on American Sniper and a record breaking S&P 500, why oh why would anyone pay attention to such mundane things as a will or a trust.?

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