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Portfolio Risk Management and the Norden Bombsight

Portfolio risk management is similar to the Norden Bombsight. What is the Norden Bombsight, and what do I mean exactly? The Norden Bombsight was an engineering triumph; an analog computational device that allowed American bombers in World War II to… Continue Reading →

The Fatal Funnel

40 Days are all that remain until I write for the CFA level 3 exam. I am entering the fatal funnel. The fatal funnel refers to the entry point of a room that is being cleared of possible enemy combatants…. Continue Reading →

2015 – A Year Of Progress

It’s the first day of 2016! Time to take stock of what happened in 2015, and look ahead to 2016. Overall, my 2015 was great. In fact, it was even better than my 2014. Quick review of 2015: I finished my… Continue Reading →

Achieving Goals

At approximately zero-two-hundred hours on the 21st of December CET, I submitted my final quiz. This wasn’t just any ordinary final quiz. This was literally my final quiz in Creighton University’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA). With the click of a mouse,… Continue Reading →

Busy Busy Busy

The past 30 plus days have been incredibly busy. Not only am I attempting to wrap up my last class in Creighton University’s Masters in Investment Management program (MIMFA), but I have literally spent four of the past five weeks… Continue Reading →

Networking Like A Ninja

With only 16 months remaining in the military my transition to civilian life is fast approaching. 16 months sounds like ample time, but I already have plenty going on, including: Completing a rigorous masters degree with Creighton University. Already being engaged in… Continue Reading →

On The Move Again

It is a bit surprising how fast time slips by when you are busy. Over the past 6 weeks I have worked with US Army cadets from West Point who were partnering with the UK cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a… Continue Reading →

Once More Into The Breach My Friends….

Ideally with 19.5 days (Yes, I am now to the point where a half-day matters) left until I take the most important exam of my life, I should have a clear schedule where I can focus exclusively on the task… Continue Reading →

200 Hours In 36 Days

For the past few weeks I have been on an adventure with a Belgian reconnaissance company, out in the woods for Sabre Junction 15. While this was fun and exciting, participating in this exercise has allowed me to study for a whopping… Continue Reading →

Military Pension or Ford Mustang?

An article came out in MilitaryTimes about a month ago, that once again discussed how to tweak military pensions. The latest and greatest ideas are the result of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission’s report, which came out on 29… Continue Reading →

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