The Two (Investment) Cultures

By |2016-11-17T16:19:07+00:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , |

Teamsters wildcat strike, Minneapolis, 1934. Image Source: Wikipedia Can’t we all just get along? Fifty-five years ago scientist and novelist C.P. Snow gave a lecture on “The Two Cultures,” bemoaning the gap of understanding between literary intellectuals and scientists—between the humanities and science. At the time, policy-makers worried that many scientists had never read Dickens, and that the Atomic Age would establish a technocratic tyranny, a “Brave New World.” To these people Snow asked, “Can you describe [...]

The Competitive Edge (Part 3)

By |2011-12-21T23:01:14+00:00October 26th, 2011|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , |

It’s not so easy. Picking growth companies that can benefit from social or technological trends isn’t like going to the grocery store and buying a gallon of milk. A case in point is Amazon. That company would seem to epitomize a growth stock. They’ve expanded from selling books online to selling pretty […]

The Developing Middle

By |2011-12-21T22:59:56+00:00October 19th, 2011|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , |

So where do you invest now? One approach is to look for emerging social trends and climb aboard. By investing in companies that cater to a growing market, you can start small and watch your investment grow over time. T. Rowe Price developed the discipline of “growth investing” some decades ago, and it is still a valid […]