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Trapped in Morocco

I would like to preface this article by saying that my friend and I now realize how risky it was to travel during Spring Break, and we probably should have heeded the University’s advice to stay home. Nonetheless, we thankfully did eventually make it back safe and now have a great story in the arsenal for future cocktails parties, when social distancing is a mere memory.

My classmate, Teresa and I were supposed to go on DBi Morocco a few weeks ago. Teresa is in my block and always sat in the front with me in our foundation classes. To her dismay, I call those days the “acquaintance days.”…

Coronavirus & The Market

If you are lucky enough to have a 401(k), first of all,
congratulations. You are preparing for retirement when you’re young, likely
30-plus years before you say goodbye to your working days. That’s the best
possible way to prepare for your golden years, regardless of how fast your
portfolio grows. For folks in that group, the value of time (read: compound
interest) is worth more than a single annual return in the stock market. 

However, if you do have a 401(k), or any investment
portfolio with a heavy concentration in equities for that matter,
unfortunately, it has probably gotten crushed lately.…

An Update on COVID-19

Since our last article, the novel Coronavirus has gotten a new name (COVID-19) and has come to the east coast. As of March 7, 2020, there have been 164 confirmed cases in the U.S. of COVID-19 with 11 deaths, and 44 confirmed cases in New York. 

Internationally, the mortality level from COVID-19 is around 3.5 percent and over 80 percent of cases (approximately 80,000) have been found in China. While it was inevitable that COVID-19 would come to the U.S., the huge jump in cases noted in the past week seems concerning. The increase occurred for a few reasons. For starters, as with any respiratory communicable illness, the rate of transmission increases in a local area due to its spread in the air via respiratory droplets and saliva (air in close proximity to an infected person only), physical contact, and contact with a contaminated object or surface. …

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