Green Eggs and Ham – March Commentary

Do green eggs really exist?  Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s book, “Green Eggs and Ham” was first published in 1960.  This beginner book was created to be fun and easy to read, perfect for practicing readers ages 3 to 7, and lucky parents too.  Readers enjoy the terrific tongue-twisters and unmistakable characters, Seussville, and signature rhymes.  Even former President Obama noted during the 60th anniversary year of the author’s books, “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know (to live your life) is in Dr. Seuss.”  Do green eggs really exist?  A friend who raises chickens indicated eggs are laid in a wide range of different colors and sizes – white, brown, cream-colored, even pastel blue, pink, and yes even green.   We know eggs come in small, medium and large sizes, even extra-large.  Did you ever eat a colored egg?  If you did, you may find it appropriate to quote a favorite storyline…“I do not like green eggs and ham.  I do not like them, Sam-I-am.”  [March 2 is Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (1904-1991) birthday, and schools call it Read Across America Day.]

February was an overall positive month for investors of the stock market, but financial markets are getting worked up.  Interest rates are rising (meaning bond prices decline) faster and more than most expected.  TheContinue reading