By Dr. Peter Baum   Physician burnout is highly prevalent.  You may identify with me. Prior to my career in medicine, I was always a very optimistic and positive person.  I had never experienced anything like burnout, anxiety, or depression in my life.  I was humbly confident in myself.  I was...
Quick SummaryThe scoring points I use to rate stocks.Why Cal-Maine dropped from an “A” to a “C”, but still an “A” in my books.Thoughts on Cal-Maine today and the future.Starting 2016, Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) started off as an “A” grade stock.The previous year was fantastic for business as...
Of all the strange things that have occurred in the markets this year, it feels like the price of oil going to negative $37/barrel is one of the strangest. The most surprising aspect of this price move is the fact that there were no apparent spillover effects into other...
Here, an interview with Bruce Greenwald who’s being interviewed by Michael Ricciardi, the CEO and Managing Partner of Mercury Capital Advisors. In this interview Bruce talks about why he doesn’t think that corporate profit margins will be reversing to the historical mean.Michael Ricciardi: Bruce Greenwald is the professor...
I spoke recently at a conference for orthodontists.  For the most part, a doctor is a doctor, but there are a few unique things about dentists, particularly dental specialists, that are worthy of their own post.  Due to the way the numbers work out, the bottom line is...
The crowd of companies in this section sells products ranging from lollipops to jet airplanes. Some of these businesses, measured by earnings on unleveraged net tangible assets, enjoy terrific economics, producing profits that run from 25% after-tax to far more than 100%. Others generate good returns in...
There are only two basic things I care about in terms of how my children turn out someday: (1) I want them to be healthy and happy (2) I want them to be good people In my book, “You’re a good person” is one of the highest compliments you can pay...
Sometimes I’ll go to YouTube and look up a past episode of American Idol or something similar for a good laugh or inspiration.On this day, I come across a video it happened to be a young lad coming in for an audition.He has a great voice, bellows out...
Investing in net nets was my bread and butter back in 2008-2010.I call it the glory days.Everything was so darn cheap, it was like taking candy from a baby. Not that I would know.The glory days are long gone and I eagerly wait for the next.I love net...
Life Coaching is not a new phenomenon. It has been around for some time in other fields, namely in the form of business/executive coaches or individual coaches for elite athletes/performers.  Many other fields have recognized the benefits of having an outside party help you with your “thought life” in order...