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The Most Anticipated Market Commentary of Our Time

These Outlooks represent life as I saw it, and in many cases, lived it.  The monthly preambles about living were what I enjoyed writing the most and were almost always laborious painful inquisitions into our daily lives and in some cases the meaning of life itself.

My best ones, in my opinion, were mentally framed during quiet moments in a shower or after a hard workout at the gym when endorphins open the brain to subconscious thoughts and feelings.  They are as much as an autobiography as I could have written, but framed in a monthly series of essays, compiled over four decades that show a maturation or perhaps a molting of my life’s philosophy.  They represent who I was, who I am and who I expect to become.  I hope that in certain ways, they connect with your own experience.



My name is Bill Gross and I’m a picker. In admitting that I don’t think picking is as serious as OCD, or that it would qualify me for “Pickers Anonymous”. But yeah, pickers have their problems. Whether it’s genetic or due to parental oversight I have no idea, but I do know that for me it started at an early age. Biting my toenails at 4 years old was just a precursor to picking them now, and why I pick them now instead of behaving like a normal adult with clippers I am similarly clueless.