Serious drought. Help save water. That’s a message you’ll see everywhere in California, including the Amber Alert signs on highways that normally are used for emergencies. California is in one of its worst droughts ever. More than 80% of the state is in “extreme” drought according to the National Weather Service, and 58% is in […]
Buying food today is no longer as simple as showing up at the supermarket to fill up your cart. Now you can go to the farmers’ market and spend a small fortune on local organic duck eggs, white rose nectarines, and artisanal breads. You can pick up a gallon of milk and a pound of […]
What has done well in the five years since the financial crisis? The chart below shows 5-year average annual returns for an admittedly haphazard selection of assets, styles, sizes, sectors, countries, and index providers. US real estate investment trusts did remarkably well and were followed closely by mid-cap value and small-cap growth stocks. U.S. stocks […]
Whenever I visit Korea, as I did several weeks ago, the pace of change never ceases to amaze me. Fashion, food, language, and the shape of the skyline are in constant flux. More English phrases and slang pepper everyday conversation. Koreans look taller and more beautiful on each visit. Whole neighborhoods transform. There are more […]
Julie Won is joining the Board of Easter Seals Bay Area, a nonprofit serving over one million individuals with special needs and their families throughout the Bay Area and northern California.
On June 3, Julie Won hosted an investment tutorial for the winning students of the Girls Innovate! Live business pitch event that was held in May. The girls discussed stock investment, personal finance, and business startup issues in our Palo Alto office.
Seth Klarman wrote in the introduction to his 1991 investment classic, Margin of Safety, “If interplanetary visitors landed on Earth and examined the workings of our financial markets and the behavior of financial-market participants, they would no doubt question the intelligence of the planet’s inhabitants.” Similar observations about investor irrationality have been made many times […]
The ending of the title sentence here is . . . if you start saving when you’re young. Yes, the big secret to being able to retire comfortably is no secret at all, but the remarkably simple directive to start saving early. Get on a program of regularly socking away a percentage of your paycheck […]
Hanson & Doremus is sponsoring the Girls Innovate! Pitch Event on May 4, 2014 in Menlo Park, California. Middle school and high school girls who have been hard at work on their business plans will be pitching their startup ideas in front of a panel of venture capitalists. Julie Won will be there to award winning teams […]
Now that gold has tumbled, is it a viable investment? Is it ever? A few years ago, when gold was still on its tremendous run, it seemed gold was the only thing people wanted to talk about. Between December 1999 and March 2012, gold returned over 15% a year – far more than U.S. stocks […]
Julie Won offered the second workshop “Startup Finance Basics” of the Girls Innovate! Intro to Startups Series. The event was free and open to girls ages 10 and up. It was held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the offices of Cornerstone Research in Menlo Park. Transcript of Julie’s Interview with Girls Innovate!