Market News & Insights

Francestein: The Next European Shoe to Drop

By Alex Salomon AFTER GREXIT & SPAIN COMES THE “FRANCESTEIN” FRENCH MONSTER Those who follow me on Twitter @Alex__Salomon know that I have been brewing an article on #Francestein for a few weeks, and, while I procrastinated, The Economist beat me to it, and made their [controversial] cover of this week’s…

September Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor September was an eventful month, as the Federal Reserve and Ben Bernanke announced another round of quantitative easing, commonly referred to as QE3, or simply ‘printing more money.’ In addition, the European Central Bank announced it would begin purchasing sovereign bonds to aid Spain and Italy. Not…

Apple iPhone5 Review: Special Edition of Random Thoughts

By Alex Salomon So it’s official: on Friday morning, bright and early, my wife and I snatched Apple iPhone5 32GB #3 (Black, hers) & #4 (White, mine) smartphones in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. We arrived early, camped out in front of the store from about 7AM and got the phones by…

5 Thoughts: The Reality of Intervention, Politics, and Propaganda

By Alex Salomon It’s been a busy week for global news and financial media, covering rising fanaticism and related tragedies abroad, as well as the vastly important Central Bank interventions occurring around the world. Stay tuned, as I plan on writing a longer blog entry about “Interventionism vs. Free Markets.” Well, at…

August Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor August was an uneventful month, as many market participants traditionally take vacation at the end of summer before school starts.  Although volume was light, as it usually is this time of year, many markets continued to move higher as Bernanke keeps the door open to further stimulus.  By…

The Big Hope: An Invitation to Dream

By Alex Salomon This blog entry comes on the heels of a series of tweets from my account @Alex__Salomon. A friend (follower) suggested I should expand on it. The meat of my thesis? Let’s just call it “the Big Bull Rally.” I think it all started last Thursday with the frustration of reading yet…

Is America Nearing a Tipping Point?

By Jeff Voudrie I believe that the United States is still the best country in the world. I am proud to be an American and am proud of our history of coming to the aid of those in need. I am proud that we are a Republic and believe that our…

5 Thoughts: Politics, Olympics and Markets Oh My!

By Alex Salomon Another week is upon us and this edition is really bordering on total randomness. On with my 5 thoughts! 1.  Political Randomness… Although a non-Mormon, I have been exposed to the Mormon culture and faith through living almost one year with a couple of Mormon room mates. As such,…