INSIGHTS
APR
9
COSTA’S CORNER
“Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” Thank you, Mark Twain, for wrapping up stupidity so succinctly. Examples of stupidity abound in society, just go on Twitter or Instagram for an hour. Go search stupid cat tricks on YouTube and I am sure three million videos will po...
APR
4
COSTA’S CORNER
“Eyegore, more power!!! More Power!! Life! Life, do you hear me?! Give my creation LIIIFEEE!!!!!!” Frederick Frankenstein to his loyal man-servant Eyegore in Mel Brook’s comedy masterpiece, “Young Frankenstein.” Today begins a new era. Verizon is the first major telecommunications company to bring 5G technology to its customers, bea...
APR
1
COSTA’S CORNER
“We should keep on going along the path of globalization. Globalization is good... when trade stops, war comes.” Spoken by a true master of trade, Jack Ma. Seeing a report out of the Netherlands this morning about global trade in the first quarter shrinking by 1.8% has to make you worry a little bit. Granted, there are several factors that ...
MAR
20
COSTA’S CORNER
You snooze, you lose. Today will not be one of those days, trust me. The FOMC is meeting today to determine Fed policy for the near term and the experts all seem to agree on this, nothing will happen. No one expects the Fed to act on rates at this meeting or for the foreseeable future and I agree. The economy, while not steamrolling along is d...
MAR
14
COSTA’S CORNER
Something always seemed wrong The revelations that are coming out of this college entrance scandal I don’t think are all that surprising if you have gone through the process of getting your kids into a good college. I don’t think there is much sympathy out there for the parents that were involved and for the kids either. Having gone through t...