The 10th Man, January 2018

The Nifty 500

January 25, 2018

There was a big bull market in the early 1970s, led by a group of fifty large cap stocks known as… drum roll… the “Nifty Fifty.”

Memories from the Last Bubble

January 18, 2018

Longtime readers know my timeline by now. I graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1996, went to sea for two years, and then settled in the San Francisco Bay Area to work on the Coast Guard Pacific Area staff and go to grad school.

Stock-Picking Contests

January 11, 2018

This is a story I have never told before and will never tell again.

The Beginning Of Your Investing Career

January 4, 2018

I got a call from my former assistant a few weeks ago—she’s off working at an accounting firm, after successfully completing a year of service at The Daily Dirtnap. She’s saving real money for the first time, in her 401(k), and wanted to know what to invest in.