ETF Checklist

By popular demand, here is an ETF checklist based on the stock checklist. Both are inspired by The Checklist Manifesto.   One would think, on the surface, that ETFs would be much easier to analyze than stocks. For starters they have offer the diversification of many securities pooled into one vehicle. This should lower trading …

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How Globalization Creates Deflation and Why Central Bankers Care

Deflation is an interesting animal. From a Central Banker's point of view, it is to be avoided at all costs. The average consumer may think of this, on the surface, as a positive. Digging deeper, the average consumer has a debt balance, and that balance is climbing as of late. Despite record low interest rates, …

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