Finance & Markets

Chart of the Day: 3-Month Bill Bid-To-Cover Ratio Plunges

July 2, 2018 0 Comments
Chart of the Day: 3-Month Bill Bid-To-Cover Ratio Plunges

While demand for US Treasuries remains brisk at primary auctions, the same can hardly be said for the short-end of the market, where moments ago we saw what happens to auction demand in a time of rapidly rising rates. As shown in the chart above, while the yield on the 3 month Bills auctioned off […]

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No, Apple Doesn’t Care About Inflating It’s Senior Management/Board Minority Quota

January 16, 2016 1 Comment
No, Apple Doesn’t Care About Inflating It’s Senior Management/Board Minority Quota

Unless your a predominately minority institution (Such as a Historically Black College or the NAACP), there is usually a push to increase the diversity among the participants. The University I attended was no exception to this rule. Not to say that my university was predominately white, but chances are the classes you registered for would […]

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Obama’s Gun Control Effectiveness In The Following Charts

January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Obama’s Gun Control Effectiveness In The Following Charts

I certainly hope that he’s earning some commission on these trades… Smith & Wesson Holding Corp: Stum Ruger & Co: These are just the price movements within the last two days. Both companies are up more than 10% on the news, while the Dow and S&P are down so far. It’s been a very good […]

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Life After Fed Lift-Off

January 2, 2016 0 Comments
Life After Fed Lift-Off

Once upon a time, small changes in interest rates were seen as a small tool on its ability to fine-tune the economy. Those days seem to be a distant memory; hikes in the Fed Funds Rate are now a testament to our economy’s ability to move past the worst financial crisis in a generation. Of […]

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Apple’s Tax Avoidance: ‘Total Political Crap’

December 22, 2015 1 Comment
Apple’s Tax Avoidance: ‘Total Political Crap’

Everyone already knows that Apple is probably the most influential companies ever created in the history of this planet (Sorry, Nintendo). With a valuation close to nearly a Trillion dollars and a war chest that would rival small countries, earning its spot within the Dow Jones Industrial average, among 30 of the largest and most […]

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Glass–Steagall is Old News. Really…

October 13, 2015 0 Comments
Glass–Steagall is Old News. Really…

The election cycle is drawing near, so naturally, there will be no shortage of the talking heads beating the dead horse on this particular issue. Of course, Glass-Steagall was never an economic/financial issue in 2008, nor in 2012. Not because people are worried about this issue (the Roper Center Archive reports that only ONE poll […]

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We Need Banks To Be ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Whether We Know It Or Not

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
We Need Banks To Be ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Whether We Know It Or Not

Regardless of how you frame the question about the popularity of banks, there are a ton of people who will tell you that they do not like banks. There are also a ton of people who can list at least 5 things they dislike about banks. The same people most likely do not understand normal […]

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Twitter Is Awesome…

July 29, 2015 0 Comments
Twitter Is Awesome…

Sorry, did I say the word ‘awesome?’ I was actually referring to the social media platform. I think its great being able to share your statuses, updates and ideas in real time. Aside from that, the company doesn’t exactly have the worst earnings in the tech industry, but the headline figures weren’t enough to keep […]

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Chart of the Day: Financial Development & Economic Growth

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
Chart of the Day: Financial Development & Economic Growth

There may have been a few gripes about my comments on the Greek financial sector and economic growth. I was discussing how a ‘Grexit’ would take away the ability of Greece banks to have access to the ‘lender-of-last-resort.’ This would give the financial sector access of less liquidity, which means less financial sector growth, which […]

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Greece To IMF: I’ll Pay You Later

June 4, 2015 1 Comment
Greece To IMF: I’ll Pay You Later

I can’t believe how quickly two months just flew by. It seemed like it was just yesterday when I was writing about how Greece could default €458 million due on April 9th. However, we all knew this problem would occur way back in February, when the Greek Government failed to obtain a six month extension […]

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