Ivory’s Economic Outlook

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Summer 2018 – Newsletter

Things have changed - My tenant in New York recently told me she went jogging in East River Park along the FDR Drive. My response was both immediate and fatherly, as I advised her in the strongest terms possible to never do that again. After all, this is a neighborhood where thieves would hide in between parked cars and stick their arm out to clothes line you as you rode by in an effort to steal your 10 speed contraption. Continue reading

Fall 2018 – Newsletter

When life was simple - In the early 90’s when life was simple and I was still cool, several friends and I went to a D.C. nightclub with our girlfriends. For whatever reason a male patron made an inappropriate gesture towards my friend’s date, and when my buddy  protested, he got sucker punched by a couple of guys we didn’t know. Continue reading

Winter 2018 – Newsletter

You can have it all? - Father time is undefeated, an obvious observation to everyone except young people and fools. I know this because I finally beat my dad at golf, once a scratch golfer, by shooting 11 over par. That wouldn’t be such a bad score, except we only played 9 holes. Continue reading

Spring 2017 – Newsletter

From the Impossible to the Inevitable - In America, events can move from the impossible to the inevitable without ever stopping at the probable. Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian Several years ago my son came to the office on a Saturday morning, for what reason I cannot altogether recall. He immediately touched my computer screen, which prompted me to let him know that this was not something to play with - it was my work machine. There are times in life when we begin to feel old, and when a 14 year old says “dad, it’s a touch screen”, the days of being cool come to a swift an unceremonious end. Continue reading

Fall 2016 – Newsletter

Ivory’s Economic Outlook - Last month I dropped my son off at college, and like most parents, wondered where all the time went and why it was in such a hurry to leave. Times have indeed changed since the fall of 1984, but the parting words of wisdom in the doorways of austere dorm rooms remain constant: I know I sound like a broken record, but you’ll be what you think you are and the lazy man works twice and the most important decision you’ll ever make in life is the company you keep and study for 4 hours every day and do not waste my money because I am not your plan B. Continue reading

Spring 2016 – Newsletter

The Global Economy Giveth and Taketh Away - When my sister was 15 years old, a neighbor commented to my father that kids grow up so fast these days, having just seen my sister drive around the neighborhood a day earlier. It seems that she had made a copy of my father’s car keys, took to the streets of Manhattan and taught herself how to drive without my parents’ knowledge - at least, that is, until our neighbor spilled the beans. Continue reading

Winter 2016 – Newsletter

Never let the other fellow set the agenda - James Baker, Former White House Chief of Staff I was never a great athlete. Sure, I played football, baseball and ran track in high school, but I batted 7th and ran third leg in the relays. I fared a little better at tennis, having signed up for a class in college where I learned about a place on the court called “no man’s land”, which is the area above the baseline and behind the service line. Continue reading

Fall 2015 – Newsletter

Is the 529 Plan the Best Way to Save for College? Parents understand from the day their children are born that college is both necessary and very expensive. It has long been assumed that the 529 is the best way to save for their education, but that may or may not be the case. Continue reading

Summer 2015 – Newsletter

I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead – Cornelius VanderbiltWhen I was a kid we used to ride our bikes in the middle of the street because people would hide in between parked cars and close line us as we rode by to steal our ten speed contraptions. It was ingenious, although they should have just gone to grad school – we only lived a mile away from Wall Street. Continue reading

Winter 2015 – Newsletter

Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in. - Michael Corleone, Godfather III - When my sister was 15 years old, a neighbor commented to my father that kids grow up so fast these days, having just seen my sister drive around the neighborhood a day earlier. It seems that she had made a copy of my father’s car keys, took to the streets of Manhattan and taught herself how to drive without my parents’ knowledge - at least, that is, until our neighbor spilled the beans. Continue reading



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