Politics

How the Black Swan Changes the World

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Did you ever see a black swan? Probably not, but they do exist, discovered in 1697 by the Dutch explorer Willem de Vlaminghin in Western Australia.

The Great Flood of ’55 – VLog

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

The great flood of 1955 washed through the Broadhead Creek separating Stroudsburg from East ‘burg. Lots of people died. Lots of property got destroyed.

War of the Worlds – Vlog

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

People got out of their porch swings, grabbed their weapons and their loved ones, and headed for shelter.

Soundbites and Memes Rule the World

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Fear of spreading the virus, along with travel bans and tariff rhetoric, force businesses to develop more localized supply chains.

Enemy Abroad

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

The enemy at home is more threatening than the enemy abroad. September 11th drove that point for most of us. Coronavirus is doing it again. When it was in China, it wasn’t our problem.

It’s time to pull together

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

There’s a panic-driven selloff, which doesn’t make much sense when looking at the fundamentals. Wall Street speculators lose tons of money...