Category Archives: Investing

Bank of America, investors, still paying for Merrill Lynch sale

On the cusp of the 2008 financial meltdown I wrote about Merrill Lynch’s $50-billion sell-off to Bank of America, America’s second-largest bank. The move, according to the New York Times, was an attempt between the two companies to avert a “deepening … Continue reading

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Odd mix: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

I’m just asking: Why did the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Washington agree to play in the The Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl? For the sake of transparency,  I note that I’m employed by UNL. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Craps against the high-rolling dark siders

We just returned home from a nice Las Vegas escape where a craps table adventure gave me and the wife something to smile about. We both enjoy playing the game and strategizing together during our infrequent Las Vegas visits. We … Continue reading

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Inside the collapse

Don’t know if you saw this on CBS’ 60 Minutes last night.  It was  Steve Croft’s  interview with author Michael Lewis. Lewis explains,  in easy to understand detail, how some of Wall Street’s finest minds managed to destroy $1.75 trillion … Continue reading

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Kosovo and out

Prishtina, Kosovo: I am ending my two week teaching visit here and several images stay with me. The people I have met, the challenges and opportunities in Kosovo, my students. Thank you for this experience. The people I have met … Continue reading

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Buffett’s investment letter pure genius

If you read one piece of investment analysis this year- This is the one I’d suggest: It’s Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder’s letter. It features easy to understand,  plain spoken analysis and advice on today’s financial markets. The letter is both … Continue reading

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