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  • Posted on 16-08-2014
    The second half of August is a popular vacation time for many Wall Streeters and finance professionals. Throngs of desk jockeys choose to escape the summer heat and take advantage of the lighter work pace of the late-summer weeks. Popular New York-area beach destinations like the Hamptons and the Jersey Shore brim with well-heeled vacationers.  It's ironic that the season often associated with...
  • Posted on 30-07-2014
    I've written before on this blog about the phenomenon of time compression, and the concept continues to fascinate me. Perceived time moves faster and faster as individuals grow older. For someone over age fifty, the events of four or five years ago "feel" more recent than might be the case for someone in their twenties. This applies to financial events, as well as geopolitical events and cultural...
  • Posted on 28-07-2014
    We've all seen the sad little cartoon egg that greets us when we visit the Twitter profile pages of some of our friends and colleagues. The unhatched egg – a default icon intended to be replaced with a personalized image – looks like an abandoned outpost in the Twittersphere. Perhaps the user had sent one or two experimental tweets, followed a few other individuals, and then forgotten about...
  • Posted on 26-07-2014
    It seems that the stock market has climbed a wall of ennui during the past five years. Individual investors have shown little interest in equities, even as the S&P 500 has scaled new heights. The causes underlying this apparent contradiction have been a frequent topic of media speculation.  Earlier this week, two astute observers of investor behavior – Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth...
  • Posted on 21-07-2014
    It's been said that "the rich are different from you and me." There might be truth to that generalization, but you wouldn't know it, judging by some important aspects of the online behavior of wealthy adults. In particular, those with material financial assets at stake tend to use social media much like anyone else who goes online.  Individuals with more than module million in assets have more skin...
  • Posted on 17-07-2014
    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently fired a warning shot across the bow of the European brokerage industry, when it issued a Discussion Paper that proposes to unbundle “dealing commissions” and investment research. As Integrity Research recently pointed out, US brokers should take heed of this development, because the move could have trans-Atlantic repercussions. Of the £3...
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