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  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

    04/17/2014 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2014 6:24 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday. That means some of Wall Street’s largest hedge funds and private equity firms are largely escaping close scrutiny by the IRS, said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get audited. In 2012, only 0.8 percent were subjected to field exams in which agents do a thorough review of books and records. …
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Apr. 13 edition)

    04/13/2014 3:35:12 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 67 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | April 13, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Apr. 13 edition) This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here and tomorrow morning we'll go on with our-- Open invitation continues always for idea-input for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.======================   OK, so if April began with "a heck of a week", then it's moving along with another one that's even more so; we're seeing gold'n'silver maintain a rebound and stocks hammering down new lows (from here).  (click to enlarge)There're many opinions...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Apr. 6 edition)

    04/06/2014 11:34:34 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 84 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | April 6, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here and tomorrow morning we'll go on with our--Open invitation continues always for idea-input for the thread, this being a joint effort works well. Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket. ====================== A heck of a week, gold'n'silver lept back up and stocks plunged back down --10 year performance:(click pic to enlarge) Of course, while that's all well and good for what's been happening til now (telling us what we shudda done) but the plan we need now is for what...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Mar. 30 edition)

    03/30/2014 5:37:23 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 93 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 30, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here and tomorrow we'll go on with our--.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well. Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket. ======================Year to date trends with stocks'n'metals--  --along with 'end-week' articles: Week Ahead: Jobs Boost Could Calm Stocks Amid Tech Wobble Amid signs that many technology and biotech stocks may have peaked -- the Nasdaq fell 3 percent last week -- markets will look to this coming Friday’s...
  • What’s behind epidemic of financial industry suicides?

    03/24/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | Michael Gray
    A rash of eight financial-industry suicides so far in 2014 has mental-health professionals trying to understand what’s behind it. In late winter many people suffer from depression, but for bankers this is usually offset by finding out how large their bonuses will be. However, compensation across the entire financial sector is down from years past as large firms deal with new rules pinching their bottom lines. The other, more pressing matter for mental health pros is: Why are such a large proportion of these self- murders public affairs? While there are no definitive theories on suicide location, many in the...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Mar. 23 edition)

    03/23/2014 4:10:35 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 63 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 23, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Mar. 23 edition)This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  We usually see this showing up on Monday mornings w/ a ping to freeper investors, but it seems the write up is being done on Sunday night anyway so starting now it's being shared as it comes out.     Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well. Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket. Tomorrow morning of course we'll still have our --and the...
  • New York City’s rich get blasted for doing good

    03/19/2014 2:12:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/19/2014 | Charles Gasparino
    <p>Consider what passes for a scandal in New York City these days: The rich, conservative Koch family funding a wing of a city hospital. Wall Street types financing charter schools for poor kids in the South Bronx and Harlem. Non-union Walmart trying to open a store in a low-income neighborhood, which would deliver both cheaper goods and jobs to the locals.</p>
  • Bitcoin hedge fund launches with Silicon Valley and Wall St. support

    03/19/2014 8:00:59 AM PDT · by Errant · 10 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 19 March 2014 | Dan Primack
    Last December, I wrote that Fortress Investment Group was preparing to launch a fund that would buy and hold Bitcoin. I also wrote that while details were scarce," there was "some relationship to a new Bitcoin-related fund raised by Pantera Capital, a San Francisco-based hedge fund whose clients are known to include several Fortress executives." Here is what I now know: Fortress has invested directly in Pantera Bitcoin Partners, the limited liability company overseeing Pantera's Bitcoin fund. Moreover, all future purchases of Bitcoin or other crytpocurrencies by Fortress and its principals will be made via Pantera. In other words, there...
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 17 - nexttime edition)

    03/17/2014 3:12:23 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 63 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 17, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 17 - nexttime edition)This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.  We still hope to include here a ----so let me know if anyone wants on or off this ping.  Be advised that it gets posted only when I'm not feeling lazy and remember that we now know from studies that sloth is completely genetic...
  • Trader kills self in finance world’s latest suicide

    03/12/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/12/14 | Michael Gray March 12, 2014 | 5:45pm
    A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year. Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene. Reilly’s identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing. Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in...
  • Move over, small time Bitcoin exchange startups,Wall Street has arrived

    03/12/2014 11:52:05 AM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Mar 12 2014 | MICHAEL J. CASEY
    High-speed telecommunications provider Perseus Telecom and digital currency trading platform Atlas ATS formally launched Wednesday a globally integrated bitcoin exchange system in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to facilitate trading in the digital currency by high-frequency trading firms and other large financial institutions.
  • Stock caution urged as margin debt levels hit new highs

    03/10/2014 4:18:48 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 20 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10 March 2014 | Wallace Witkowski
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — A number of warning signals are flashing in the stock market, and while not indicative of an imminent crash, they’re telling investors to exercise caution, say market strategists. Stocks finished higher last week, ending on a choppy Friday highlighted by the release of a better-than-expected job report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA +0.19% advanced 0.8%, the S&P 500 Index SPX +0.05% rose 1% to close at another record high of 1,878.04, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP -0.37% finished up 0.7% for the week. All except the Dow are higher for the year, which is...
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 10 edition)

    03/10/2014 3:29:03 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 34 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 10, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.  The past week sure seemed to be a lot of work getting nowhere, so I checked the comparative returns on typical investments: Doesn't seem like much of a change, but we always need to keep in mind the power of compound interest.  should remember here the affect of compound interest, and a year's...
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 3 - nexttime edition)

    03/03/2014 2:15:00 AM PST · by expat_panama · 98 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Mar. 3, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Mar. 3 - nexttime edition)  This is the thread where folks swap ideas on savings and investment --here's a list of popular investing links that freepers have posted here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.    fwiw, these are the returns on $1,000 since 2010 for various investments: Incidentally, the plan is to include here a ----so let me know if anyone wants on or off this ping.  Be advised that it gets posted only when I'm not feeling...
  • Dow Futures way down all of a sudden

    03/02/2014 3:52:03 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3 March 2014 | Some buy in the back office
    Dow futures down -127 at this time.
  • The New Plan To Impose An Extra Tax On Wall Street Hinges One One Big Question

    02/27/2014 10:25:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2014 | Linette Lopez
    Yesterday, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced a tax reform bill that would force a new asset tax on big Wall Street banks, and naturally Wall Street isn't having it. The summary of the bill alone is about 200 pages, but for the Street, it all boils down to one simple, nasty debate that's been raging since the financial crisis. Either Wall Street banks are still too big to fail or they're not. And, as a result, either Wall Street banks are getting help from the government in order to survive, or not. The help is the form...
  • JP Morgan Vice President's Death in London Shines Light on Banks close Ties with CIA

    02/12/2014 4:17:39 PM PST · by mgist · 4 replies
    Wall Street on Parade ^ | 2/12/14 | martens
    The nonstop crime news swirling around JPMorgan Chase for a solid 18 months has started to feel a little spooky – they do lots of crime but never any time; and with each closed case, a trail of unanswered questions remains in the public’s mind. Just last month, JPMorgan Chase acknowledged that it facilitated the largest Ponzi scheme in history, looking the other way as Bernie Madoff brazenly turned his business bank account at JPMorgan Chase into an unprecedented money laundering operation that would have set off bells, whistles and sirens at any other bank. The U.S. Justice Department allowed...
  • JPMorgan Vice President’s Death in London Shines a Light on the Bank’s Close Ties to the CIA

    02/12/2014 3:52:35 PM PST · by mgist · 11 replies
    Wall Street on Parade ^ | 2/12/14 | Pam Martens
    <p>The nonstop crime news swirling around JPMorgan Chase for a solid 18 months has started to feel a little spooky – they do lots of crime but never any time; and with each closed case, a trail of unanswered questions remains in the public’s mind.</p>
  • Agency Capture Benefits Wall Street?

    02/11/2014 6:02:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 10, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The Center for American Progress recently held a panel discussion on the topic of executive agency overreach, which several panelists called “regulatory capture.” Their major problem with executive agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and others, is how regulators in these agencies are influenced by the private industries they are supposed to regulate. Princeton political professor Nolan McCarty said the real issue is semantics, adding that regulatory capture should be called “regulatory capacity.” The Princeton professor said, “We can’t really expect regulators to effectively pursue the public interest.” The current system that has “biased” regulators who oversee private industries,...
  • Margin Debt Hits All-Time High

    02/02/2014 12:46:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    In the month of December margin debt on the NYSE surged by over $20 Billion dollars hitting a new all-time high of $444.931 billion. The rise in leverage also sent investors net worth to a negative $149.358 billion which is also a record. This is shown in the chart below.
  • Regardless of what the apparatchiks in the media report; unemployment and misery index are sky-high

    01/30/2014 9:03:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corrupt American media is lying for their president Barack Obama again. Our economy is not improving – it is getting worse. Unemployment is not falling – it is rising. Americans are not feeling good about the future – we are suffering from Jimmy Carter-like misery, a new report from a respected Wall Street adviser tells us. According to the calculations of David John Marotta our effective unemployment rate is not the 6.7% as reported by Obama’s apparatchiks in media, but a staggering and more believable 37.2%. Moreover, the Misery Index we are suffering under is...
  • Exclusive: Bank of America's trading practices have been probed, filing shows

    01/25/2014 7:37:02 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have both held investigations into whether Bank of America (BAC) engaged in improper trading by doing its own futures trades ahead of executing large orders for clients, according to a regulatory filing. The June 2013 disclosure, which Reuters recently reviewed on a website run by the securities industry regulator FINRA, sheds light on the basis for a warning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 8. The warning, in the form of an intelligence bulletin to regulators and security officers at financial services firms,...
  • Goldman Stocks Strategist Fends Off ‘Barrage’ After Valuation Call

    01/22/2014 6:27:08 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Looks like David Kostin, equity strategist with Goldman SachsGS -1.78%, got some pushback from clients after a recent note asserted U.S. stocks look pricey. The strategist shot back in a note published late last week ahead of the holiday weekend. “We received a barrage of questions” on the call for caution, he wrote. “Most client responses attempted to justify personal expectations for continued multiple expansion in 2014.”
  • Obama vs. Obama

    01/20/2014 9:36:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-20-14 | J. R. Dunn
    A major peculiarity of Obama's recent promises involving his upcoming "Year of Action" is that the chief enemy he's sworn to overcome is none other than... Barack Obama. Consider "income inequality." As far as this can be said to actually exist, it's a function of certain sectors of the financial industry reaping massive windfalls over the past few years while the rest of the country has stagnated under the burden of the recession. So who is responsible for this state of affairs? Consider the trillion and a half dollars handed over to the banks and other financial institutions shortly after...
  • The Wolves of Wall Street went off to prison; so why not the coyotes of Congress?

    01/15/2014 7:17:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/15/2014 | Richard Rahn
    Are business people more corrupt than those in government? Hollywood loves to portray those in business as the baddies and those in government as the good guys. Exhibit A is the new movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the largely true story of con man Jordan Belfort. Belfort and his cronies formed a firm to sell stock in startup and small companies they knew little or nothing about. In order to sell the stock, they would make claims about the companies that they thought the potential buyers wanted to hear, whether the statements were true or not. If a company...
  • Top 1 percent reaps 90 percent of income gains since Obama took office

    01/14/2014 4:55:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/14/2014 | Patrice Hill
    Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation. As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his...
  • The story of American decadence Hollywood will NEVER tell...

    01/13/2014 4:34:39 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The Wolf of Wall Street has been making a lot of waves out of Hollywood (for one thing, apparently there are some 500 f-bombs in the movie).I have a story that's way more profane, and much more decadent than anything that movie has to say...
  • Christie Scandal May Strengthen Jeb Bush for 2016

    01/12/2014 1:24:52 AM PST · by Bratch · 116 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The traffic scandal that has engulfed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may strengthen the prospects of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has always been the default candidate for the GOP establishment and Wall Street.
  • The Financial Crisis: Why Have No High-Level Executives Been Prosecuted?

    01/09/2014 8:35:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | January 9, 2013 | By Jed S. Rakoff
    Five years have passed since the onset of what is sometimes called the Great Recession. While the economy has slowly improved, there are still millions of Americans leading lives of quiet desperation: without jobs, without resources, without hope. Who was to blame? Was it simply a result of negligence, of the kind of inordinate risk-taking commonly called a “bubble,” of an imprudent but innocent failure to maintain adequate reserves for a rainy day? Or was it the result, at least in part, of fraudulent practices, of dubious mortgages portrayed as sound risks and packaged into ever more esoteric financial instruments,...
  • Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Jan. 6 - Jan. 13 edition)

    01/06/2014 2:28:44 AM PST · by expat_panama · 51 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Jan. 6, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread 2014 New Year(Jan. 6 - Jan. 13 edition) Anyone want more stuff or less stuff posted here please let me know.Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket.  2013 was an amazing year-- stocks up 30%+ w/ metals tanking like 40%.  Don't know about you but I spent most of it ready to bail out...
  • The Wolf of Wall Street: Is this movie a condemnation or celebration of the excess it depicts?

    01/05/2014 7:57:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2014 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    I went to see Wolf with a friend who has zero investments. As we watched the film, which for all its 3-hour length flew by in a compulsively sickening but sustained high-wire act of what's next?, he commented that he owns no securities. Now, watching this debauchery, he would never invest with this species of human infection. When I spoke with my account manager after the film, I admit that even I -- much more sophisticated than my friend, if far less knowledgeable than almost anyone in finance -- also spoke with some shaded caution, as the film reminded me...
  • Wall Street Analysts: Bitcoin Could Revolutionise the Non-Financial World Too

    01/03/2014 8:22:06 AM PST · by Errant · 19 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 2 January, 2014 | Kadhim Shubber
    Bitcoin technology has the potential to revolutionise the way we buy and sell property, enforce legal documents and even place bets, according to a new report from financial services and investment firm Wedbush Securities. The system of decentralized trust, meaning that there is no central authority, that underpins bitcoin could have applications beyond the payments world that is most commonly associated with the cryptocurrency, write the report’s authors Gil Luria and Aaron Turner. The report reads: “We see the potential for bitcoin technology to digitize and decentralize trust. The implications of eliminating the need for centralized trust may go beyond...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Addresses ‘Wolf’ Controversy: ‘We’re Not Condoning This Behavior’

    12/31/2013 11:42:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    variety.com ^ | Tim Gray
    No year-end film has stirred up as much talk as Paramount’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which looks at American greed and excesses. The three-hour film has earned $34 million since it opened Christmas Day, with supporters embracing its originality and daring, but some fretting that the film celebrates the self-obsessed lifestyle of convicted con man Jordan Belfort. In an interview with Variety, Leonardo DiCaprio, a producer and star of the pic, talked about the challenges and rewards of making a film that is “outside the box” in its subject matter and approach. Here are excerpts of the interview, with...
  • Martin Scorsese Defends 'The Wolf of Wall Street': 'The Devil Comes With A Smile' (Q&A)

    12/31/2013 12:11:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Scott Feinberg
    Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street -- a rollicking three-hour black comedy based on the true story of debaucherous con man Jordan Belfort -- has become one of the most controversial films in the director's 50 year career. The filmmaker, who has nothing left to prove after directing 23 narrative features including such classics as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, sees Belfort has part of a long tradition of the American confidence man who "takes your trust, takes your confidence and betrays you." While critics and moviegoers argue over whether Scorsese is celebrating Belfort or exposing...
  • Tycoon gives away $800 million fortune before suicide jump

    12/29/2013 7:02:49 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/29/2013 | unknown
    A renowned Wall Street tycoon gave away his entire $800 million fortune before falling to his death in a suicide jump this week.
  • WALL STREET DEMS: VALERIE JARRETT LACKS ANY BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

    12/16/2013 4:56:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    In a recent long-form article on the troubles that the banking and investment sectors have had with the destructive policies coming out of the White House, unnamed Democrats told Politico that Rahm Emanuel and, most especially, Valerie Jarrett were not only entirely unresponsive to their concerns, but they actually lacked any knowledge about the industries for which they were tasked with crafting policy--and earned no "respect" because of it. Things got so bad that representatives of the financial sectors just stopped having meetings with the White House because any such meetings were pointless. The December 11 article, "Lament of the...
  • K St. mints money from regs surge

    12/18/2013 5:06:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Megan R. Wilson
    Lobbyists are minting money from the surge in government regulations. Top K Street officials say their regulatory work has accelerated in recent years thanks to the sprawling rule-making from the healthcare and financial reform laws. “We’re in this situation now, where we have this strong executive branch [that is] taking full advantage of being able to do whatever they want,” said Rich Gold, a partner at Holland & Knight. While revenue from traditional lobbying work has flatlined, K Street firms say their regulatory practices are thriving. Several lobbyists said federal agencies are increasingly “where all the action is.” The increase...
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 16 - Jan. 6 edition)

    12/16/2013 3:41:24 AM PST · by expat_panama · 4 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | 12/16/20 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 16 - Jan. 6 edition) Anyone want more stuff or less stuff posted here please let me know.Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket  Everyone's taking the holidays off so we'll resume thing next year and all the very best to you and yours!   Until then, this week's econ reports here, Last week's stocks: 
  • Job stream from Wall Street turning into a Florida flood

    12/10/2013 6:01:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/09/2013
    The Big Apple’s fabled Wall Street district steadily is becoming more of a tourist hub than a financial hub. New York’s share of jobs in the securities industry dipped below 20 percent earlier this year to an all-time low, according to government statistics. Moreover, jobs lost after the financial crisis are being replaced in the city at less than half the rate of the rest of the country. Two decades ago, New York had 30 percent of all such jobs.
  • Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 9 - Dec. 13 edition)

    12/09/2013 2:36:58 AM PST · by expat_panama · 9 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 9 - Dec. 13 edition)Last week's stocks rebounded in shaky volume.    This week's econ reports here, earnings reports:   Anyone want more stuff or less stuff posted here please let me know. Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.  Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.   Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 2 - Dec. 6 edition)

    12/02/2013 2:07:47 AM PST · by expat_panama · 13 replies
    Daily investment & finance thread ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Dec. 2 - Dec. 6 edition)---- work in progress.Last week's stocks saw new highs.  This week's reports include:Dec 2 ISM Index, Construction Spending, Auto Sales Dec 3 Truck Sales, MBA Mortgage Index, MBA Mortgage Purchase Index Dec 4 ADP Employment Change, Trade Balance, New Home Sales , ISM Services, Crude Inventories, Fed's Beige Book Dec 5 Challenger Job Cuts, Initial Claims, Continuing Claims, GDP - Second Estimate Q3, GDP Deflator - Second Estimate Q3, Factory Orders, Natural Gas Inventories Dec 6 Nonfarm Payrolls, Nonfarm Private Payrolls, Unemployment Rate, Hourly Earnings, Average Workweek, Personal...
  • Disaster for Wall Street and White House

    11/28/2013 8:39:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Matt Towery
    And the band played on. As the holiday season approaches, they are dancing on Wall Street with the Dow, S&P and NASDQ either at or approaching all-time highs. And while his popularity is rapidly joining his Health Care Reform Act near the bottom of the political trash heap, the tin-eared President Obama continues to glide on the dance floor of the White House celebrating the Democrats clampdown on filibusters and an ill-advised agreement on nukes in Iran. But as this year races to an end, there looms a huge set of problems, all interconnected, that could not only end any...
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 edition)

    11/25/2013 3:36:32 AM PST · by expat_panama · 23 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | November 25, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 edition)---- work in progress.Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarket Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.   The list of everyone's links is here.Open invitation continues always for input on ideas for the thread, this being a joint effort works well.
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 18 - Nov. 22 edition)

    11/18/2013 2:46:13 AM PST · by expat_panama · 36 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | 18 Nov., 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 18 - Nov. 22 edition)---- work in progress, under construction.  Keywords: financial, WallStreet, stockmarketPing list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me.  The list of everyone's links is here.There are soo many good ways of doing this,  by checking out the investment forums at Tradeking,   Scottrade, and TDAmeritrade & others they got all kinds of ways of link investors together.  The stockmarket thread  at usmessageboard.com has investors posting comments 2 or 3 times per month, but the one on Ameritrade's thinkorswim...
  • Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt

    11/13/2013 7:11:28 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 27 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 11/13/2013 | Elizabeth Dilts
    Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt Tue, Nov 12 2013By Elizabeth Dilts(Reuters) - An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans' personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday.The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt group, has so far spent $400,000 to buy the debt, in the process relieving 2,693 people of the money they owed for medical services Occupy thinks should be free."Think of it as a bailout of the 99 percent...
  • Wall Street’s nightmare: President Elizabeth Warren

    11/12/2013 8:45:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/2013 | By BEN WHITE and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    NEW YORK — There are three words that strike terror in the hearts of Wall Street bankers and corporate executives across the land: President Elizabeth Warren. The anxiety over Warren grew Monday after a magazine report suggested the bank-bashing Democratic senator from Massachusetts could mount a presidential bid in 2016 and would not necessarily defer to Hillary Clinton — who is viewed as far more business-friendly — for the party’s nomination. And the fear is not only that Warren, who channels an increasingly popular strain of Occupy Wall Street-style anti-corporatism, might win. That is viewed by many political analysts as...
  • Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio Triples In 3 Years

    11/11/2013 9:11:28 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Zombie aficionados debate whether the living dead should be fast- or slow-moving. But there's no denying that the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio — companies that should do well in a zombie outbreak — has been lightning-fast. The zombie portfolio of seven stocks — SolarCity (SCTY), Generac (GNRC), Sturm Ruger (RGR), Smith & Wesson (SWHC), Cabela's (CAB), GNC (GNC) and Pall Corp. (PLL) — has soared by 230% since "The Walking Dead" premiered on Oct. 31, 2010. That compares to 50% for the S&P 500 index. So far this year, the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio has jumped 63% vs. the S&P...
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 11 - Nov. 15 edition)

    11/11/2013 2:32:33 AM PST · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 11 - Nov. 15 edition)---- financial, WallStreet, stockmarket Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news This is where you can exchange some investment opinions and advice; if you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite economic blogs and precious metals blogs and sites.  Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me I might ping you to other interesting...
  • Weekly Investment &amp; Finance Thread (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8 edition)

    11/04/2013 1:42:41 AM PST · by expat_panama · 25 replies
    Freeper Investors ^ | Nov. 4, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8 edition)----  Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news   This is where you can exchange some investment opinions and advice; if you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please post your favorite economic site links. Your favorite economic blogs and precious metals blogs and sites. Ping list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me I might ping you to other...