INSIGHTS
JAN
21
COSTA’S CORNER
A penny saved is a penny earned. While we enjoy a small break from the daily grind of business as usual, maybe we should reflect a little on those we have lost. Today, is a national celebration of the birth of one of the greatest Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King was a champion of non-violent change to the status quo. He believed, lik...
JAN
18
COSTA’S CORNER
“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.” Thank you Jeff Bridges, from the Big Lebowski. As you might have gathered after reading a few of my columns, I have opinions. They may be right or wrong but they are just that, opinions. One thing about an opinion is it forces the reader to think; Do I agree with him? Do I disag...
JAN
17
COSTA’S CORNER
COSTA’S CORNER-2019 There’s gold in them thar hills! Uh, not really. Sometimes it’s fools gold and that’s todays lesson. This story goes back a few years and will help you understand why I tell people to stay away from Bitcoin and all its permutations. While on the trading floor, one of my co-workers had purchased a PC to “mine Bi...
JAN
16
COSTA’S CORNER
“Hump? What hump? With apologies to Mel Brooks and Young Frankenstein there is a story that has been developing for over two years and it just seems like no one cares or if they do care, they are not taking it serious. Brexit. The UK’s planned move out of the European Union this March is a major story with what could be Worldwide implicatio...
JAN
15
COSTA’S CORNER
The law of unintended consequences, maybe. It’s not yet the biggest story of 2019 but it soon will be and that’s part of the problem. The partial US Government shutdown has put roughly 800,000 people on furlough. Some of them are working through the shutdown because their jobs are considered essential yet not critical but they are not getti...