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The dog days of Summers

By Mark Eshman

July 28, 2013 | 11:04 am

Larry Summers

The recent public vetting for the next Fed Chair of Larry Summers, the brilliant former Clinton Treasury Secretary and highly controversial Harvard president is likely to end badly...for... read on

  • Taper Schmaper

    By Mark Eshman

    June 9, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Volatility has returned.  Confusion over when and how the Fed will end it's QE has become a parlor game on Wall Street. 

    Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial had what I think was the most rational comment of the week when she noted, "taper does not equal reversing... read on

  • Is the party over?

    By Mark Eshman

    June 5, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    On the heels of a nervous pre-holiday week, we saw a strong sell-off in the markets last Friday, leaving many to wonder if we've seen the highs for the year.  In fact, some investors are beginning to wonder if the bull market that has doubled the value of the S+P 500 since March of... read on

  • Wall Street legend Byron Wien’s life lessons learned in his first 80 years

    By Mark Eshman

    May 13, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    In what was one of the most selfishly rewarding meetings I've had in a long time, I was fortunate enough to spend some time last week with Wall Street legend Byron Wien.  Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP,  and consistently ranked as one of the most widely... read on

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  • How to invest in spring

    By Mark Eshman

    May 7, 2013 | 7:43 pm

    The tulips in New York City are in vibrant, raging bloom.  The locals who, less than two weeks ago donned dark overcoats, scarves, and gloves, and were slumped miserably over their iPhones as they trudged down into the dank subway, are now walking brightly, as the sun warms their... read on

  • The top 3 things Apple stock and the Kardashians have in common

    By Mark Eshman

    April 29, 2013 | 8:25 pm

    The Wall Street parlor game of what would happen to Apple stock after the October, 2011 death of Steve Jobs has morphed into a populist frenzy over the past 18 months, as shares somewhat surprisingly and steadily rose to over $700 a share last September, and then came crashing down... read on

  • The one question Madoff’s victims forgot to ask

    By Mark Eshman

    April 24, 2013 | 10:30 am

    (3/29/12 – CBS Marketwatch) Bernie Madoff: “From my first interview to the media I have said that ‘the banks must have known,’ and were complicit and contributing to my crime.”

    He’s back.  In a pathetic effort to reduce his 150 year sentence while also offering his unsolicited... read on

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