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markets

In defense of bonds

Bonds have gotten a bad rap, not necessarily for bad reason with interest rates probably rising. Here though is why you may still want bonds, but it might not be what you think.

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markets

July 2015 Market Commentary

The discourse coming from Greece has gotten delusional to the point that Argentina is starting to look rational. Here’s what I’m looking at in the markets.

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book review

Book review: Bed of Procrustes

In usual Taleb form, it’s a new classic. Taleb’s other three books in his “Incerto” series talk about his theories, whereas this book talks about the practical application of them to life. If you’re easily offended, don’t read it.

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markets

What Cook’s Reading: 5/29/2015

Weak US GDP, ISIS, and motivation—here is what I’m reading.

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markets

June 2015 Market Commentary

I am starting this as the first in a series of market commentaries that I will be posting on here. Right now, I’m seeing some rocks in the road up ahead.

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career development

Video: What to do the month before the CFA Program exam

Clock is ticking. Here’s a quick video that I made about how to prepare in those final days.

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career development

Real Talk: Going For What You Want

I wanted to write this article to talk about going for what you want, and why it is that people don’t get what they want. A lot of times it isn’t that they can’t go for what they want; it’s that they just don’t.

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book review career development

Book review – Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

People call it different things: being in the zone, flowing, hyperclarity—the book Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi goes over this phenomenon and how to achieve it.

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career development

Having standards vs. having entitlement

I was having a conversation with some friends, and the topic was good and bad personal relationships, but a theme that it reminded me of was the idea of having standards, versus having entitlement. Here’s how it applies to your career, and here’s mindsets to watch out for that can hold you back from getting the level of success that you really want.

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Video: How I passed all of the CFA Program exams

My video on how I passed all of the CFA Program exams. Hope this helps you in your studying. Check it out and let me know what you think.