How Would You Spend a Year Off?

Have you ever thought about taking a year off? I'm not talking about a gap year or a year between graduating college and starting work - because in this economy you probably...

Drunk Broker Causes "Major Geopolitical Event" in Oil

Every once in a while I come across a story that just writes itself. I went out with a pal on Friday night and got tore up from the floor up after a couple months of pseudo-...

Is This a Great Country or What?

America is not a place without its problems, but there are some things we do better than any other country on Earth. Opportunity has to be at the top of that list. America is...

ETF Stripping and Insider Trading

This post comes as a suggestion from HappyPantsMcGee (or HPM, or whatever the Diddy wannabe is calling himself this week). He asked me to explain the practice of ETF stripping...

How To Get a Drink at a Busy Bar

Some of you older guys might be wondering why I would post something like this. The answer is that the younger guys need to hear it. That, and there is far too much shit being...

The Obsession with Investment Banking

Mod note: "Blast from the Past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from 01/11

Do you have an investment banking obsession? Especially those of you still in...

Would You Destroy Your Career for $2.7 Mil Today?

Mod note: "Blast from the Past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from 11/11

**SPOILER ALERT** This post is going to discuss aspects of the movie Margin Call...

Is Caffeine Killing Your Performance?

Mod note: Blast from the Past: "Best of Eddie." This one is originally from 2012.

I would drink at least a pot of coffee a day and usually more back when I was trading...

Explain CMG's Valuation to Me

Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted September 2013. One of the comments in the thread is great: "I'd also be worried about their supply chain if I were...

The Changing Face of Venture Capital

Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in October 2013.

The venture capital business has gone through a lot of changes over the past decade. Most...

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