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Philosophy of Wall Street: Putting the Market In Its Place

Aug 12, 2011
Philosophy of Wall Street is an occasional feature that will include interesting, 30,000-foot views from Wall Streeters that I talk with....

Low Interest Rates: The Backlash Begins

Aug 12, 2011
For the past three years in particular - and the past 20 years in general - the Federal Reserve has imposed low interest rates. And when interest...
Posted In: Wall Street

The No-Win French Bank Situation

Aug 11, 2011
This morning started with an explosive headline reminding everyone that the worries about France and its banks are going to take more than one day...
Posted In: Panics, Wall Street

What Other Banks Are Saying About SocGen: Don't Panic

Aug 10, 2011
Today, French bank Societe Generale caused a widespread case of post-traumatic stress disorder for everyone in the markets in 2008 who saw Bear...
Posted In: Wall Street

U.S. Downgrade: The First Wall Street Analyst Reactions

Aug 7, 2011
If you're having a good weekend, you're a person who doesn't have any money in the markets. For everyone else, this is a weekend of looking for a...
Posted In: downgrade, markets, S&P, Wall Street

They Are Day Traders. Hear them Roar.

Jul 12, 2011
Wall Street has never lacked the energy, time or inclination for chest-beating and strutting. Until now, however, much of that behavior has...

Reporter's Notebook: A Pep Talk on the U.S. Economy

Jun 30, 2011
Chris Hyzy (pronounced high-zee) is the chief investment officer of U.S. Trust. Hyzy looks sporty, like the avid ex-baseball player he used to be....

"The notion that lower taxes are the solution to all problems infuriates me."

Jun 30, 2011
My favorite question to ask experts is this: "What are people getting wrong right now?"...

Reporter's Notebook: Why Wall Streeters Retire Unhappy

Jun 30, 2011
Gillian Tett interviews Robert Hormats on the challenges of globalization at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week. ASPEN, Colo.--Here at the Aspen...

Reporter's Notebook: The Devastation of Unemployment

Jun 30, 2011
"This is not a modest rainbow, as this is not a modest town." Overheard at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week where the affluent and accomplished...

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