Posts tagged Bill Clinton

Bridges to Brooklyn, and Swamp Land in Florida

Do you believe the stories about the origin of the Flash Crash?  If you do, I have a bridge in NYC and some slightly damp land to sell you.  Yesterday, one person was fingered for the Flash Crash that occurred …






It’s A New Information Age in Financial Markets

When I traded on the floor, one of the reasons it there was a cost to be there was we had better information than the rest of the market.  I will never forget one day in the 90’s when former …






Innovation in Finance

It used to be that if you were entrepreneurial and innovative, an investment bank was a good place to work.  Banks were creative.  They were extremely nimble, and quick to iterate.  Customers were in all kinds of niches and the …






Competition is the Whetstone That Makes Us Better

America was founded by people that were fond of competition.  One of the problems I see with America today is we have lost our appetite for competition in many ways.  It starts early.  Everyone gets a trophy.  Everyone is special. …






Why Does The Stock Market Impact Startup Valuations?

It’s impossible to predict the stock market with any certainty from day to day.  But, typically it goes in 6-8 year cycles.   Not boom/bust, but rallies followed by a consolidating bear market, followed by a rally that takes it …






Is Your Company the Shark, The Stingray, or the People?

Sometimes you don’t notice change.  It sneaks up on you and attacks.  Sometimes change happens, and your company can avoid collateral damage by getting out of the way.  But, always know, change is always there and if you don’t keep …






Engagement Among Politicians

When it comes to social media, I don’t follow a lot of politicians. I follow a few just for kicks, and I have found one common theme. It’s an echo chamber. All of the Democrats and Republicans that I have …






If You Live In Virginia, Read This Post

Checking the recent polls in Virginia’s governor race are interesting.  Terry McAuliffe is looking like he can pull a 1992 version of Bill Clinton.  In that election, Ross Perot took voters away from incumbent George Bush and won. Assuming the …






Get Used to Volatility

After a nice sustained rally this year, the market seems to be having second thoughts.  When markets turn, there is a lot of volatility at the high and the low.  Great uncertainty sweeps through.  There are no real North Stars …






Breakfast Links

Up early.  It’s my birthday.  Harry Truman was born on this day.  It was also V-E Day in Europe today back in 1945.  I have been lax on the links.  Sorry for those that want them.  Here are some funny …






Breakfast Links

General Petraeus resigns from the CIA due to an affair.  Admirable that he took the responsibility to resign.  But, why hasn’t Jesse Jackson Jr resigned?  Bill Clinton?  Here is a Wikipedia list of politicians that have had affairs.  I think …