| Moving Away From "Buy and Hold"This year has so far been euphoric for the financial world, less Apple and Bill Ackman. The S...|| 2 years 8 months|
| Time to go Bear?Yesterday the Dow hit an all-time high of 14,273, up from its previous high of 14,087.55 which occurred on October 1, 2007. Additionally, the Dow has posted almost 9% returns for the year, and has doubled since its low points in March 2009. As this Index takes off, inverse ETFs and VIX ETNs are...|| 2 years 8 months|
| John Stewart, Helaine Olen, and Financial AdvisoryJohn Stewart, Helaine Olen, and Financial Advisory
Last week I turned on Comedy Central and saw an interview on The Daily Show with Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish, a book that examines the “Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.” While I haven’t had a chance to read the book, her...|| 2 years 9 months|
| Ackman-Icahn Conflict Flow ChartThis is a very amusing flowchart...especially with the reference to the pyramids/Icahn being born.
Defiantly worth a look over, especially as HLF will stay in the news for a while.
http://www.businessinsider.com/ackman-icahn-feud-flowchart-2013-2|| 2 years 9 months|
| Chinese Commodity TradingThis article (link) isn't particularly new (11/12), but one of my classes was talking about it today and I was wondering if anyone here has any experience trading/brokering strange "commodities" with the Chinese.
Basically, the article points out the strange affection the chinese have for...|| 2 years 9 months|
| Is It Too Easy For Retail Investors?I remember when I was younger and day-trading stocks seemed like a mystical thing reserved only for really rich people or people who were really smart. Now, it seems like almost any body can some how take advantage of investment tools and engage in day trading. The most blatant example is “NADEX”....|| 2 years 9 months|
| Website Stocks: The New Tech BubbleThere has been a lot of talk this year about upcoming tech IPOs, and despite the performance of Facebook (FB), interest is still high. Investors are speculating about at least 17 stocks (link) , which include Living Social, Twitter, and Box. Recently, Twitter was trading on the secondary market at...|| 2 years 9 months|
| MBA vs. Entrepreneurship OpportunityFirst, I want to say that CompBanker’s recent article (here) was amazing and has really made me revisit my decision of not pursuing an MBA. While thinking about it, I stumbled across this article from Entrepreneur.com (here), which talks about the cases for/against an MBA as well as from this...|| 2 years 10 months|
| AAA Corps and the Flow of Risk-Off TradingThe other day, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by an analyst who’s focus is in Rates Trading. During the presentation, he talked about the future outlook of US Tsys and what that said about the US Government’s future relating to its credit rating and debt/gdp ratio.
The most...|| 2 years 10 months|
| The Push to Equities: Smart or PrematureIn an article I recently read at Business Insider (here) BofA made the bold statement of saying that investors were entering a period that they call “The Great Rotation”. This period will be characterized by increased investments in risky equities funded with the movement away from low-yielding...|| 2 years 10 months|