Archive for May, 2009

Of Alphas, Betas, and Predetermined Rates of Returns

Davide Accomazzo, MBA In the ongoing social debate on what kind of an economic system we should build on top of the rubble of the present financial mess, we as investors should focus less on the philosophical nuances and more on how to adjust our investment framework, expectations, and tactics. As the work of free-market […]

May 27th, 2009 - By


The Basics of a Balanced Personal Financial Strategy

The results of the second GBR poll on debt vs. savings are in! All participants said they have changed their personal financial approach due to the current economic instability 60% say they are working harder to pay down all their debt. The GBR Blog asked Davide Accomazzo, Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School […]

May 18th, 2009 - By


GBR Poll: On the Road to Recovery?

The GBR Blog wants to know: [poll id=”5″] Do you have a different opinion about where the economy is headed? Tell us in the comments. UPDATE: This poll was closed on June 22, 2009. Read our analysis of the poll and get “Tips on Surviving and Thriving in the New U.S. Economy,” by Peggy Crawford, […]

May 11th, 2009 - By


Impressions from the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting

On May 2nd, the world gathered in Omaha, Nebraska to listen to Warren Buffet at the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting. We tried to parse the future from his words, and wondered if this was the most optimistic that Charlie (Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation) has ever been. Some hailed the new format as […]

May 7th, 2009 - By


The Future of US Capitalism

Davide Accomazzo, MBA The financial turmoil of the last eighteen months has brought to everyone’s attention the problems and dichotomy of our present monetary and financial systems. While we are now dealing with the consequences of too much credit, it is also important to note that a system without credit (and—much to the delight of […]

May 4th, 2009 - By