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Benjamin Lupu, CFP

“The Great Normalization”

Normal is an underrated word. Normalcy is an underrated concept. In a world where “extreme” everything is a cultural and advertising icon; I’ve got some good news for you: We are returning to normal. After nearly three years of catastrophic pandemic and all of the...

How to Avoid Being a Dividend Bag Holder

  Dividends are back in style. For now. When growth stocks or crypto or anything else that has immediate upward momentum catches fire, most people will again forget about the value of dividends. Do you like free money? Dividends are free money. Like….free! Yet...

The Best Recession Ever

We need a recession. Nobody likes recessions, but they are a natural part of business cycles going way back in history. And we really need one now, however onerous that may sound. In most past recessions, the problem was deflation, where workers lose jobs and business...

Never Underestimate the Cool Factor

      Never underestimate what people think is cool. If people think something is cool, its stock can get really hot. Even during a time of pandemic, lock-downs, severe economic disruption, high unemployment, social distancing and civil unrest, stock...

The ESG Revolution: A Rare Consensus

The “Environmental, Social, Governance” or ESG revolution is here, and it is changing everything.This ambitious and progressive three pronged initiative is quickly becoming among the most important cultural, political and financial movements of modern times. ESG has...

The World’s Greatest Investors

When you ask people who the greatest investors in the world are, you get a few familiar answers. At the top of their list is the venerable Warrant Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, the “Oracle of Omaha; everyone’s favorite investment grandfather. Going back further in...