US Markets

America is Still the Land of Business Opportunity

Earlier this week, I awoke to an email from a Costa Rican friend of mine who works for a large broker/investment bank in institutional equity sales. He forwarded me a Joseph Stiglitz article from the Financial Times arguing that America is no longer the land of opportunity. While Mr. Stiglitz…

5 Weekend Thoughts: Big Ben, EU Bonds, and Politics

By Alex Salomon 1. Short and sweet yet arguably my most important finding of the week: I firmly believe that neither the ECB nor the Fed could take a chance on using one of their few remaining bullets BEFORE the Greek election results (June 17)… Further to this point, there was…

Medicare, Reagancare and Obamacare: A Brief History of Healthcare Reform

By Greg Naylor This blog is my attempt to provide some government healthcare history along with a politically independent analysis of Obamacare, treating Democrats and Republicans with equal scrutiny. 1965 – The Social Security Amendments – Medicare 1965 was a good year for socialized medicine. Democrats controlled the presidency and…

Is the Fed Losing Control of the Dollar?

By Andrew Nyquist So here we are again, trying to weigh the significance of the US economic slowdown as it pertains to the upcoming Federal Reserve Rate meeting on June 19-20 and ongoing Fed Policy action. With global equities taking a hit over the past two months, many are anticipating, and…

YOU MIGHT BE A TRADER IF: Part Deux

By Andrew Nyquist All right folks, we had so much fun with the original version that we knew we needed to do a follow up… not just any follow up, mind you: Part Deux, Twitter collaboration style! Prepare for tears and side aches.  It’s time to go long some trader jokes……

YOU MIGHT BE A TRADER IF…

By Andrew Nyquist YOU MIGHT BE A TRADER IF… • You wake up and start watching the markets, only to realize that it’s 2:00 in the afternoon and you’re still in your underwear thinking “I’ll shower in 10 more minutes…” • You understand fibonacci retracements, elliot waves, demark indicators, support, resistance,…

Bernanke Lathers up Equity Markets, Metal Heads

OMG, did he say QE may last forever? I feel like a school girl (or was that school boy? — cue, Lloyd Christmas please).  Comments early yesterday from Fed Chief Ben Bernanke sent the markets in a tizzy. He caught shorts leaning the wrong way, and properly lathered up the equity bulls for another run…