June 29, 2011 in Articles & Newsletters | by True North Advisors

"Raymond James to pony up $300M to buy back ARS"

June 29, 2011 – Bruce Kelly reports for Investment News. "B-D said to agree to settlement with states, SEC over auction-rate securities; also will pay $1.7M fine." Raymond James had been dealing with the ARS mess since the market for these securities froze in the winter of 2008. Raymond James has... Read More

June 29, 2011 in Articles & Newsletters | by True North Advisors

A "Breakthrough" Electric Motor?

June 2, 2011 – A real breakthrough in automobile engine design not dependent on fossil fuels would impact everyone's lives in a dramatic way. Toyota is leveraging the design of a Serbian-American inventor, Nikola Tesla, to develop it's "Tesla Roadster." Ironic that Tesla came up with this... Read More

June 29, 2011 in Articles & Newsletters | by True North Advisors

"The People vs. Goldman Sachs"

May 26, 2011 – Reading this article written by Matt Taibbi for Rolling Stone, is like Neo choosing to take the "red pill" in the 1999 sci-fi cult movie, "The Matrix." In the movie, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill with the red pill leading to his... Read More

June 29, 2011 in Articles & Newsletters | by True North Advisors

"If You Have the Answers, Tell Me"

May 7, 2011 – Economist Gregory Mankaw wrote this article published in the N.Y. Times. Here's a great, honest quote to start the article: "After more than a quarter-century as a professional economist, I have a confession to make: There is a lot I don't know about the economy." Noting that most... Read More

June 29, 2011 in Articles & Newsletters | by True North Advisors

"Mythical Nirvanas"

March 2011 – In this article by Mitch Anthony for Financial Advisor Magazine, the author makes the case that "people strive for certain lifestyles in retirement, but often find they offer diminishing returns." He boldly states that there are three mythical nirvanas that people strive for only to... Read More
   

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