Category: Other Voices

16 May 2019

Meb Faber’s Killer Podcast List

We list Meb Faber and his blog at amongst our ‘required reading’ list of books and blogs, and had the opportunity to sit with him and a few members of his unofficial fan club in Chicago last week during the Morningstar Investment Conference. The unofficial Chicago @MebFaber fan club – vol, asset allocation, dividends […]

11 Mar 2019

The Advisor

There may or may not be a group of RCM Alternatives team members that are fans of The Bachelor. Meaning, you wouldn’t be hard pressed to find conversations of the latest contestant to go home, or prediction on who will be the season’s winner on Tuesday mornings. And in honor of the fake national holiday […]

27 Jun 2018

Alternative Links: All About That Oil

U.S. crude prices surged $2.45 a barrel on Tuesday after the State Department said it is telling companies that buy Iranian crude oil that they must completely cut those exports by Nov. 4, or they will face powerful U.S. sanctions.

13 Jun 2018

Alternative Links: Rising Rates

The so-called “dot plot” released Wednesday showed eight Fed policy makers expected four or more quarter-point rate increases for the full year, compared with seven officials during the previous forecast round in March. Fed Raises Rates; Officials Lift Outlook to Four 2018 Hikes – (Bloomberg)   So, while a classic trend follower may look at […]

01 Jun 2018

Weekend Reads: Half of American Tech Companies Founded By

Apple founder Steve Jobs is the son of a Syrian immigrant, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a second generation Cuban immigrant, Google founder Sergey Brin was born in Russia, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is a Brazilian native. More than half of the top American tech companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants – (CNBC)   “I think the data shows we’re a hospitable place for younger […]