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Not so shocking truth: Investors are own worst enemy

2023-09-18T16:14:40-04:00

Not so shocking truth: Investors are own worst enemy Mickey Kim / September 15, 2023 In “Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind” (Science--July 2014), Timothy Wilson, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia and colleagues studied whether participants were capable of sitting alone (and without [...]

Not so shocking truth: Investors are own worst enemy2023-09-18T16:14:40-04:00

Fitch downgrade a warning U.S. approaching a financial reckoning

2023-08-16T11:36:45-04:00

Fitch downgrade a warning U.S. approaching a financial reckoning Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / August 18, 2023 A credit rating is used to predict the likelihood a borrower will repay its debts, on time and in full.  Whether you’re an individual, company or a sovereign nation, a [...]

Fitch downgrade a warning U.S. approaching a financial reckoning2023-08-16T11:36:45-04:00

Federal Reserve’s FedNow Service set to revolutionize, disrupt instant payments

2023-06-16T15:36:43-04:00

Federal Reserve’s FedNowSM Service set to revolutionize, disrupt instant payments Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / June 23, 2023 As a society, we not only crave, but demand instant gratification.  Whether it’s “One-Click” ordering on Amazon Prime for delivery to our doorstep tomorrow (or even today), streaming the [...]

Federal Reserve’s FedNow Service set to revolutionize, disrupt instant payments2023-06-16T15:36:43-04:00

Debt ceiling brinksmanship the ‘Sword of Damocles’ for investors

2023-06-16T15:39:03-04:00

Debt ceiling brinksmanship the ‘Sword of Damocles’ for investors Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / May 19, 2023 In an ancient moral parable, the Roman philosopher Cicero told the tale of Dionysius II, a tyrannical king, and his court jester Damocles who commented on the blissful, carefree [...]

Debt ceiling brinksmanship the ‘Sword of Damocles’ for investors2023-06-16T15:39:03-04:00

Behavioral finance biases can destroy NFL Draft, investor returns

2023-06-16T15:39:16-04:00

Behavioral finance biases can destroy NFL Draft, investor returns Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / April 28, 2023 The NFL Draft and securities markets both provide researchers with huge amounts of data for analyzing “judgement under uncertainty” and “decision under risk.”  Research leads to understanding how NFL [...]

Behavioral finance biases can destroy NFL Draft, investor returns2023-06-16T15:39:16-04:00

SVB’s collapse illustrates fragility of banking’s “confidence game”

2023-06-16T15:39:56-04:00

SVB’s collapse illustrates fragility of banking’s “confidence game” Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / March 31, 2023 A bank takes money from depositors, who are paid interest for delaying spending.  The bank then lends these funds to borrowers, who pay interest for accelerating spending.  The bank profits on the [...]

SVB’s collapse illustrates fragility of banking’s “confidence game”2023-06-16T15:39:56-04:00

Microsoft’s ‘Sydney’ chatbot personifies Musk’s warning; “AI is far more dangerous than nukes”

2023-06-16T15:40:29-04:00

Microsoft’s ‘Sydney’ chatbot personifies Musk’s warning; “AI is far more dangerous than nukes” Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / March 3, 2023 The concept of “artificial intelligence” or “AI” was born in 1950 when English mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turning introduced the “Turing Test” to determine [...]

Microsoft’s ‘Sydney’ chatbot personifies Musk’s warning; “AI is far more dangerous than nukes”2023-06-16T15:40:29-04:00

Year after ‘Crypto Bowl,’ dominoes fall as former titans bite the dust

2023-06-16T15:40:42-04:00

Year after ‘Crypto Bowl,’ dominoes fall as former titans bite the dust Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / February 3, 2023 “How do you think I’m going to get along without you when you’re gone?  You took me for everything that I had and kicked me out [...]

Year after ‘Crypto Bowl,’ dominoes fall as former titans bite the dust2023-06-16T15:40:42-04:00

COVID put “Globalization” in ICU and Putin pulled the plug; now what?

2023-06-16T15:41:17-04:00

COVID put “Globalization” in ICU and Putin pulled the plug; now what? Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / January 13, 2023 The following is an excerpt from Kirr, Marbach & Co.’s fourth-quarter client letter, available here. The seeds of the second great age of globalization were sown more [...]

COVID put “Globalization” in ICU and Putin pulled the plug; now what?2023-06-16T15:41:17-04:00

Investors court “TARA” following messy divorce from “TINA”

2023-02-06T12:34:44-05:00

Investors court “TARA” following messy divorce from “TINA” Mickey Kim and Roger Lee / November 25, 2022 Kirr, Marbach has been fortunate to have Roger Lee, CFA, CPA as a Senior Research Analyst for the past six years.  Roger is an exceptionally bright individual and shares my [...]

Investors court “TARA” following messy divorce from “TINA”2023-02-06T12:34:44-05:00
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