Category: Personal Interest

112 posts categorized as "Personal Interest"

Integrity Counts

August 3, 2017

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Andie Wilkinson was full of energy as a kid. She signed up for every sport she could — often at the encouragement of her parents who were looking for ways to channel her exuberance. She ran track; played soccer, softball, and basketball; she was a cheerleader and a…

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Don’t Let Malware Make You “WannaCry”

July 14, 2017

Content contributed by NorthStar IT On May 12, 2017, an unpresented wave of ransomware spread via the internet hitting organizations and individuals around the world. The ransomware known as “WannaCry” quickly became front page news.  The purpose of the ransomware, developed by cyber-criminals, was to extort money. The way it accomplished this was to infect…

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Q&A with CLS’s Paula Wieck, CFA

June 1, 2017

CLS Portfolio Manager, Paula Wieck, CFA, shares her journey to success in the financial services industry.    Q: What influenced you to seek a career in the financial industry? A: It’s a funny story actually, it all began in the field of nutrition. My primary focus in life was to help people learn how to…

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The Best of Berkshire

May 17, 2017

Content provided by Kostya Etus, CFA, CLS Portfolio Manager May is a momentous month for Omaha. Value investors from around the world make a pilgrimage to see the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett, and his partner in crime, Charlie Munger, and to hear their words of wisdom at the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders’ Meeting. It…

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CLS Answers Your Questions

May 4, 2017

Content provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA, Client Portfolio Manager I’ve received a few thoughtful questions from advisors this week, and I’d like to address them as I believe they may be on the minds of many CLS clients. How will President Donald Trump’s tax plan affect the economy and how are we positioning portfolios? The…

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The Power of Networking – Use LinkedIn!

April 20, 2017

Content provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT, CLS Chief Investment Officer I had lunch with Reid Hoffman once. It was fascinating. Reid is known for lots of things, including being the co-founder of LinkedIn, which is arguably the most important social media tool, especially for investment professionals. My opportunity to have lunch with Reid came…

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Finding a Better Life

April 19, 2017

Content provided by Robyn Murray, freelance writer Jeovany “Joe” Zelaya grew up in a tiny town on the eastern edge of El Salvador. El Divisadero is a municipality of about 8,000 people surrounded by rugged mountains and dotted with colorful stucco buildings. Zelaya lived there with his grandparents and older brother, while his mother saved…

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Not Just Cornfields

April 6, 2017

Content provided by Kostya Etus, CFA, Portfolio Manager   I recently watched a fairly new documentary titled, “Becoming Warren Buffett” on HBO. It was a good production, but there was one thing that kept eating away at me. Every few scenes, the film showed corn fields as far as the eye could see. That doesn’t…

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It’s All About Trust

March 31, 2017

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Spencer Smalley is one of those guys people tell their secrets to. “I don’t know what it is, but people want to disclose all of it to me,” Smalley said. “They like to tell me everything.” Whether it’s a trivial fact or an embarrassing personal detail, Smalley has…

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March Madness

March 10, 2017

Content provided by Marc Pfeffer, CLS Senior Portfolio Manager March is one of my favorite months of the year. The days are getting longer, the NASCAR season is gearing up, baseball’s spring training is underway, and, of course, basketball is readying to take over our televisions for one “mad” month. This year, the markets are…

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