Archives for August 2011

Hang on Little Tomato

The following are lyrics from a song by one of my favorite bands – Pink Martini.  The more I listen to the lyrics, the more I see their application.  While it is a song of hope, there are few questions that come to mind, regardless of the area of of struggle: be it financial, economic, […]

Debt Ceiling Denial and the Disempowered Will

In a recent article by David Barboza of the New York Times, China said Washington needs to “cure its addiction to debts” and “live within its means”. These statements came just a few hours after the S&P downgraded the US long-term debt. China who holds over $1.1 trillion in US debt securities, is essentially calling […]

The Portfolio Café

The Portfolio Café is a financial publication and investment service that is delivered via email and through a password protected portal on the web at:  The Café was founded by my friend and colleague Tim Fortier.  Tim is not only one of the most savvy investment managers I have had the privilege to work with,  but […]