30 Dec 2015

Hedge Funds Push Conservative Candidates to Maintain Their Edge

When you are a master of the universe, you have to make sure your place on earth is secure. That’s why the nation’s largest hedge funds have been pushing the odds, gaming the system, working to get the edge and hedging their bets to get the most bang for their

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28 Dec 2015

“The Big Short” Gives the GOP Another Reason to Hate Hollywood

One of this holiday season’s biggest and most timely movie hits is “The Big Short,” an unusual film about one of the most esoteric financial topics ever to be presented to a mass audience on the big screen. There are no car chases, shots of cleavage or explosions in the

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23 Dec 2015

What the Scorpion, the Frog and JP Morgan Have in Common

An old tale tells the story about a scorpion who wanted to cross a river. Unable to swim, the scorpion asks a frog, who was sitting on a nearby rock, if he could ferry him across the river on his back. “I would do that for you, but how do

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16 Dec 2015

Senate’s 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill Works Against Individual Investors

The near decade-long battle against adopting the fiduciary standard has been politicized from the start, butyesterday’s passage of the Senate’s Omnibus 2015 $1.1 trillion spending bill delivered  a huge package of tax breaks, as well as  a provision that barred the SEC from forcing financial companies from disclosing their political

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01 Dec 2015

Trump Thuggery Against Securities Analyst in 1990 Foreshadowed the 2000 Tech Crash

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has been called many things based on his public and private behavior against fellow Republicans, Syrian refugees, John McCain, the disabled and some women, but we have to thank him for an almost forgotten episode in financial history which has inadvertently shed some light on

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