It seems there has been more interest in my reflections on events over a long career than my reporting on current economic and market trends. At least that’s the non-scientific polling that comes from those that care to weigh in on the value – or lack thereof – of my weekly writings.

So, I have another unusual story for you. You will recall Bernie Madoff, the “American financier” who executed the largest Ponzi scheme in history. He defrauded thousands of investors out of tens of billions of dollars over the course of at least 17 years. In 2009, at the Fox Studios in New York I had an interesting meeting with a group of his victims. There were 5 of them – all related in some fashion to one another.

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