Picking is hard.A little known hedge fund recently closed after losing over 85 percent of their client’s money. “Our incredibly bad performance over the past four years is a result of several factors — among them bad stock picking,” said Sean Fieler, manager of the Equinox Energy Fund. I love this guy. He told the truth. Who on Wall Street tells the truth?So let’s think about picking. After all, every day offers the opportunity to get it wrong. There are little picks, like should you have the Reuben sandwich or the smoked turkey, and then there are bigger picks, like should I ask her to marry me?As you know I have spent some time teaching at the Donovan Correctional Facility where one of the themes I hear frequently from the inmates is, “I made some bad decisions.” Well, we all do, but some have consequences greater than others. The question that interests me is how to improve my picking — not just what company or product to invest in, … [Read more...] about Why is making a decision so hard?
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It's the key part of the Brexit lexicon but what is the Irish border backstop and why is it so important? It is basically an insurance policy to guard against border posts returning between Ireland and Northern Ireland. For many, it would be a reminder of a sectarian conflict that killed over 3,600 people. Read more Brexit: what is the Irish backstop and why does Boris Johnson want it ditched? Why is the Irish border issue so complex? | Euronews answers Brexit: what ‘alternative arrangements’ are there to the Irish backstop? During the three-decade conflict — known as the "Troubles" and which lasted from 1968 until 1998 — the border was militarised. Amid the political and sectarian violence, the UK installed security infrastructure like watchtowers and army posts. It all came down after the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998. So how does Brexit pose a threat to this? After Brexit, the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of … [Read more...] about Why is the Irish backstop so important in Brexit negotiations?
By David Olive Business Columnist Fri., April 26, 2019 How to account for Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s obsession with alcohol? In its April 8 budget, the Ford government proposed extending serving hours for bars and even golf courses to 9 a.m. It called for importing the U.S. practice of binge-drinking, tailgate parties outside sports venues. Ford would authorize municipalities to allow drinking in public parks. The budget would cut beer prices at legion halls. That’s a partial list of Ford’s liquor liberalizations. The premier had already scrapped a scheduled, routine increase in the beer tax. That same budget calls for the sale of beer in more than 10,000 convenience stores (or “C-stores”), big-box outlets and supermarkets. That would more than quintuple the number of outlets selling beer and wine in Ontario, if all of the province’s 9,000 convenience stores begin stocking six-packs of Moosehead. Article Continued Below … [Read more...] about Why is Premier Doug Ford so obsessed with liquor?
If the Phillies strike out on Bryce Harper, they have a back up plan. But that won't be good enough for fans.The Phils have more or less vowed to spend "stupid money" to bring a contender back to South Philly and they have put their money where their mouths are thus far, trading for stars like J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura while signing free agents David Robertson and Andrew McCutchen.But Harper is the dream realized for many, and with Manny Machado now off the board, Harper could potentially put the Phillies not only as a favorite to win the NL East, but also as a contender for a National League pennant.But the news and takes are alternatively optimistic and grim. It seems even money as to whether or not Harper will ink a deal with the Phillies, or with one of the other interested teams (Padres, Giants, White Sox, Nationals). For optimistic fans, ESP's take might be up your alley. And yes, Harper will hit more home runs in Citizens Bank Park, Philly is technically a bigger … [Read more...] about Why is Bryce Harper still so hesitant to sign with the Phillies?
WHY does an easy child become a challenging teenager? Why do teenagers struggle to get up in the morning? Rather than be mocked for their moodiness and irrational thinking, award-winning neuroscientis[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Why is being a teenager so hard? We ask neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore