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We head to September 2011 for today's throwback with Nancy on WLBT's Midday Money segment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmoDZqXd6lw

Two years ago, on a crisp fall day, Nancy suggested we have an office lunch at the state fair. We stood in line salivating over the smells of funnel cakes and other deep fried foods waiting for our turn to order. We dined on all the finest of fair foods: chicken on a s...

In 1998, Nancy visited the Financial District in NYC. What she witnessed twenty years ago on the New York Stock Exchange isn't exactly what you'd see today if you visited. Technology has changed the landscape, and more trading is done electronically rather than on the...

Our throwback this week is to Nancy's December 1995 column in the Mississippi Business Journal. Back then, the Dow had crossed over 5,000. (For perspective, in the now, the Dow closed at the end of May 2017 just above 21,000.) Over and over, Nancy was being asked the s...

Today's throwback is to November of 1998. For context, since '98 was almost two decades ago, here's where the market was then (November 2, 1998) compared to now:

S&P 500 (then): 1,111.60

S&P 500 (now): 2,404.39

Nasdaq (then): 1,800.91

Nasdaq (now): 6,163.02

Dow Jones (then)...

Twitter is a wonderful place. While it can be a mess at times, it gives you access to follow the thoughts of a huge variety of people. One who I have been paying attention to lately is former Navy SEAL and leadership trainer Jocko Willink. While a lot of his exhortatio...

Eleven years ago, Nancy was helping her daughter plan her wedding. This year, the baton has been passed to Jackie as she helps her daughter plan hers. Weddings and the stock market are two places where jitters are common, and in today's throwback, Nancy reminds us that...

I'm not a gambler. I have defied my Baptist upbringing on a few occasions to visit "the boats." But my visits were more out of curiosity than out of a belief in finding great riches.

I worked up my courage to sit down at the blackjack table one time and made the dealer...

Being a Jane Austen fan, I decided to rent the movie Sense and Sensibility last week. Set in early 19th century England, it is the story of a second wife and her three daughters who find themselves impoverished after the father's death. According to English law, the ma...

A year after working here, Nancy decided it was the perfect time to hire a construction crew to tear a hole in the wall, creating the space for another office room. Ryder moved his desk out of the office we were sharing and into the newly opened space, and I excitedly...

Today, we rewind sixteen years for a look at the markets. To put things in perspective, this was a time of national debate over hanging chads in Florida, where Bush came out ahead of Gore in the Presidential Election of 2000. Our country had yet to be rocked by the ter...

On Wednesday, the SEC announced settlement time for equities would be shortened from three to two days. In the vernacular, we are moving from T+3 to T+2 settlement on September 5th 2017. This is fairly exciting, at least for me. I hope my clients should appreciate it,...

In a highly symbolic move, State Street Corp put a statue of a small girl in front of the famous Wall Street Raging Bull. In a more meaningful move, they announced that they would start voting no in director elections that did not have women on the board. State Street...

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