Summer Reading

Now that Hurricane Florence has swept away the last remnants of the season, I wanted to share my summer reading with you. For context, it should be noted that I’m a big reader.  Whether it’s reading a few chapters before falling asleep or listening to an audiobook during my morning commute, I typically touch a few different books every day.  And it’s not unusual for me to be in the midst of reading up to three books at a time.  My wife frequently complains about my Amazon book-buying habits and the fact that our apartment “simply cannot hold any more books” (note: this was about 30 books ago).  While it’s true that our little Durham apartment is starting to burst at the seams, I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of reading and continuous learning. … More Summer Reading

“Pork bellies… I knew it!”

Welcome to The Southern Capitalist! Let’s kick things off by discussing a few basic investing principles using one of my favorite comedies, and an all-around fantastic film, Trading Places. If you’re already familiar with this timeless classic, please bear with me as I bring the others up to speed. Trading Places is the story of a pedigreed and self-righteous commodities … More “Pork bellies… I knew it!”