Archive | June, 2011

Your Business – For Profit or a Hobby

Are you thinking of starting a business? Or, do you have a small business? Now the big question; Is your “business” for profit or a hobby? Now, don’t get riled up. I’m not trying to insult you. I’m not talking about what the business does but how you approach the business. Yes, we all want […]

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Choosing your Server Vendor

I was treated to a special day this week when HP invited me to bring a customer to see the future products and road map for the next twelve months. They insisted I sign a non-disclosure agreement, so I cannot elaborate on the content of the day here. What I did observe was the amount […]

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What is Liquidity (V)

I am sure that I will write more on this topic, should I live so long.  My contentions are: Securitization does not create liquidity, it only redirects it. The Fed does not create liquidity, it only redirects it. The Treasury does not create liquidity, it only redirects it. When I wrote this, one reader asked […]

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4 Key Testing Issues in the HFT Market of Today

I was sitting on a panel with some great technology innovators hosted by Agilysys at a recent conference. The recurring issue of testing came up–it’s regular topic at these shows. The need to get even better performance from the infrastructure to support high frequency trading has lead to some great innovations. The question remains, how […]

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Lighten-up – It’s the Weekend – How’s Your Attitude?

In a CPA firm and in life, attitude can make all the difference.  Sometimes the ONLY thing you can control is your attitude. Watch this classic Zig Ziglar talk about how “Attitude Makes All The Difference.”  It is a must if you have any whiners inside your firm.  After you view this entertaining video, perhaps […]

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How to Make More Returns on REITs

Before I start this evening, I want to offer corrections to my last piece on REITs.  Sorry, data glitch, and the results are a little different but the conclusions are unchanged. Here is the correct regression for Mortgage REITs: And the the correct regression for equity REITs: Why the change?  The main difficulty was that […]

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Start-up: It’s just flat-out Hard!

Hats off to the entrepreneurs of the world. Starting a business is just flat-out hard work, full of adversity, anxiety, ego, regulation, and so much more. To do a start-up right, it is hard. There is no easy way, shortcut, or silver bullet to starting and building a successful company. And, when I say start-up, […]

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