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On the Butler Patio

September, 2017 Archives

Where's the Economic Growth?

By Chuck Butler

   

At my 20th High School Reunion, I was on a committee to find our classmates. Then, being about the only person there that had public speaking experience, I was asked to give the opening remarks to the crowd. 

 

I decided to have some fun with it, and told my classmates that they were very difficult to find, and we had even put some of their faces on milk cartons! I would like for us to remember the long-lost milk carton… Nowadays milk is delivered in plastic jugs, so it would be difficult to put someone’s face on a milk jug these days!

 

 

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The Strong Dollar Trend Appears to be Over

By Chuck Butler

 

You know the old saying, “A watched pot never boils”? Well, I think that I’ve fallen victim to that saying a few times in my life, but never as much as right now. In 2001, I wrote a White Paper titled "The Decline of the Dollar." I was all over the end of the strong dollar trend, like a cheap suit. A little early, mind you, but way ahead of the crowd. I was ridiculed by some, who didn’t believe the almighty dollar would become weak again. I used to kid about how I had gone out on a limb, but had chosen a big, fat sturdy one to hold me!

 

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A Little About Me

By Chuck Butler

 

I’ve been writing for DTL for over three months now… And I have to say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! I know that I came to the majority of you out of the blue, and just dropped on your laps on that first Thursday that I submitted an article… My friends, Mary Anne and Pamela wrote a glowing introduction about me, but… I kept thinking… These people don’t know me. They have no idea who I am, what I’ve done, and what shapes my way of thinking… So, I thought I would not write about the markets today, and instead give you the “story of Chuck.”  Don’t worry, this shouldn’t take too long!   As usual I have a couple of pictures to start you off with… You should get a kick out of these…

 

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