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Welcome to my website! The site is designed to provide easy access to my books, blog, journal articles and white papers. The content on the site is updated at least once a week, as my blog posts come out every Friday. Other site pages will be updated as new articles, white papers and books appear.

Most of my work has an investment focus, at least in the broadest sense. Good investors – those who preserve and grow their capital across the decades and generations – are educated investors. Whatever aspect of the investment process they are working on, they know the difference between best investment practices and whatever everybody else is doing. This site is designed to help you be that informed investor.

Here is a quick snapshot of what’s on the site:

  • My bio. In short, I’ve been advising very substantial investors since 1979. Many of the clients I work with today are the grandchildren of the folks I started with way back when. You can check out Greycourt, the company I founded, here.
  • My blog. A new post appears every Friday. As noted, the blog has an investment focus, but I interpret that very broadly. So far there are nearly 200 posts, i.e., almost four years’ worth of the blog. If you would like to receive the blog via email (it’s free), you can do so here.
  • My books. I’ve published three investment books, a book of poetry, and I’ve edited two other books. More to come!
  • Articles. I’ve published scores of articles over the years, including articles in refereed journals, white papers, and newspaper and magazine articles.

I hope you find the site useful and interesting. Please let me know what you think by contacting me here.

Recent Blog Posts…

  • Joe Biden Saved Me from Pocatello, Part 3

    Joe Biden Saved Me from Pocatello, Part 3

    Joe Biden was my new client because he’d called Joseph Hill Associates to ask about something called “federal revenue sharing” (FRS). Most people live long and happy lives without ever hearing that phrase, but, alas, not me. I was JHA’s resident expert on FRS. Back during my first year of … read more »
  • Joe Biden Saved Me from Pocatello, Part 2

    Joe Biden Saved Me from Pocatello, Part 2

    After I was mustered out of the army I reapplied to law school to finish my second and third years. I assumed my readmission would be pretty much automatic, but I was wrong – I was put through the wringer. Eventually I was required to have an interview with the … read more »
  • Joe Biden Saved Me from Pocatello

    Joe Biden Saved Me from Pocatello

    I had no intention of going to law school. In fact, I’d already been accepted into a PhD program in English Lit at Yale and fully intended to spend my life writing poetry and teaching literature on some leafy campus. But then I got my draft notice and suddenly I … read more »
  • Baron Rothschild and Me, Part 6

    Baron Rothschild and Me, Part 6

    We now come to the dénouement of my story, with the episode we’ll call The Imposter. On a Saturday evening I donned my young-lawyer uniform and headed for Glassport, Pennsylvania, situs of Copperweld’s headquarters and plants and where I was to stand in for the Baron. It was dark and … read more »
  • Baron Rothschild and Me, Part 5

    Baron Rothschild and Me, Part 5

    The Case of the Missing Briefs was a disaster that my legal career survived only because it turned out Mr. F didn’t actually need those particular briefs during the argument before the judge. It’s always better to be lucky than smart. But there were happier weirdnesses associated with the Copperweld-Imetal … read more »