Big Storms Are Not Always Bad News

What would be worse for a major U.S. city: Learning that your town will host an upcoming Olympic Games or a large-scale weather disaster, such as can happen with big … Read more

Posted on October 30, 2012 by

Congressional Insider Trading and American Hypocrisy

Have American politics finally become as debauched as the late Roman Empire? A recent exposé by 60 Minutes on Nancy Pelosi’s insider trading activity and the resulting media storm have … Read more

Posted on December 23, 2011 by

MF Global’s PIIGS Problem

For some investors this Halloween, a trick instead of a treat was found in their proverbial retirement portfolio bag. Why? Because of the spooky gift supplied to clients via MF … Read more

Posted on November 3, 2011 by

How to Invest During a Weak Growth Economy

The news is in. Manufacturing growth crept to its slowest pace in 20 months with the index of manufacturing activity experiencing its biggest decline since 1984. Payrolls were also shockingly … Read more

Posted on June 3, 2011 by

What's Another $25 billion for Detroit Automakers?

Lost in this weekend’s news about the $700 billion bailout package for the banking industry was a $25 billion loan package for United States auto manufacturers. This package comes at … Read more

Posted on September 14, 2008 by

The $700 Billion "No Deal" Deal

Today was a bad day for trying to reach consensus on the mortgage bailout thanks to House Republicans trying to remember what fiscal conservatism means. After eight years of writing … Read more

Posted on September 11, 2008 by

The $700B Mortgage/Wall Street/Economic Bailout

Treasury Secretary Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced intense scrutiny over their proposed $700B bank bailout today on Capitol Hill (and rightfully so). Let’s take a look at … Read more

Posted on September 10, 2008 by

A Bailout Plan That Can Succeed

We all know by now that the House of Representatives rejected HR 3997, the $700 billion, poorly constructed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Let’s be clear. This bill was … Read more

Posted on September 9, 2008 by