Category Archives: Behaviour

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The Future of Shopping

The Future of Shopping One of my favourite writers, Megan McArdle, writes about how shopping has changed with the emergence of ‘showrooming’.  Showrooming is where one visits a big-box store only to see the physical product.  They do not, however, … Continue reading

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The Insourcing Boom

The Insourcing Boom An economic axiom has prevailed that America would  never again be able to compete for manufacturing jobs against rival countries with their rock-bottom labour costs.   This Atlantic article talks about General Electric and their storied Kentucky ‘Appliance … Continue reading

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Should We Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

Should We Worry About Rising Interest Rates? The math of bonds is as follows:  When interest rates go down (like they have now for such a long period) bond prices rise and investors can enjoy capital gains in addition to … Continue reading

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The Costco Craze Inside the Warehouse Giant

After so many doom and gloom postings of late, it is nice to finally post a positive message.  This video produced by CNBC describes my favourite retailer, COSTCO.   This video describes how – and more interestingly why – the typical … Continue reading

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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

How Companies Learn Your Secrets For anyone who has ever struggled to curb their spending, here is a good reason why:  Teams of brilliant scientists are working diligently to entice you to spend.    This article not only describes how companies … Continue reading

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Saving the New Year

Saving the New Year Articles about saving more are no fun to read, but I like this author and think this article is far better than most I see.   This is an article written for an American audience, so substitute … Continue reading

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