My Interview with SEC Chair Arthur Levitt on Soundcloud

Check out this fascinating and freewheeling interview with former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt:

 

Category: Regulation, Video

Kotok Interview with ETF.com

An Interview with ETF.com David Kotok Article source: Alpha Think Tank – ETF.COM     We are forwarding an interview done with ETF.com. We thank them for permission to share it with our readers. Dennis Hudachek of ETF.com was kind enough to spend considerable time in this interview and to capture the comments quite accurately….Read More

Category: Think Tank

Margin Regulation and Volatility

Category: Think Tank

NSA Helps Crush Dissent at Home and Abroad

NSA Helps Saudi Arabia Crush Dissent … Like It Helps Crush Dissent at Home Numerous high-level NSA whistleblowers say that NSA spying is about crushing dissent and blackmailing opponents … not stopping terrorism. In addition, the NSA is giving the raw data on American citizens living in the U.S. to Israel.  That doesn’t seem to be a…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Morgan Freeman as LeBron James doing Redemption

This was the funniest thing I saw all week:   LeBron James Redemption (Frank Caliendo as Morgan Freeman  

Category: Humor, Sports, Weekend

Tweets of the Week 7.25.14

Markets & Investing The chase for higher yield continues Investors are rushing into emerging markets looking for higher yields http://t.co/UVjHqBn6pf pic.twitter.com/m1gtsFHEAd — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 23, 2014 Contrarian investing at its finest the more people say you can't buy bonds, the higher bond prices go. it's kind of awesome — J.C. Parets (@allstarcharts)…Read More

Category: Digital Media

What if You Were the World’s Greatest Trader® ?

>   My Sunday Washington Post business section column is out. This morning, we look at the impact of taxes on personal trading accounts. The print version used the headline A harsh reality for all you stellar active traders; the online version is So you’re the world’s greatest trader? Taxes will fix that. The bottom line…Read More

Category: Investing, Taxes and Policy

10 Sunday Reads

My Sunday morning readings: • An Investing Primer For Millennials (Patrick O’Shaughnessy) • The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less (NY Times) see also Why voters aren’t angrier about economic inequality (NY Times) • Miller: Homebuying Gets a Housecleaning (BV) • Wealthfront Tax Loss Harvesting  – How NOT to Calculate Tax Alpha (Kitces) see…Read More

Category: Financial Press

The Savant Syndrome

Extraordinary People: The Savant Syndrome – Darold A. Treffert, M.D. Source: SciAm Part of the 10th Annual International Bioethics Forum, “Manifesting the Mind” which was was designed to explore the Mind-Brain phenomenon and how this relates to human consciousness.”, held by the BTC Institute in Madison, WI on April 28-29, 2011. For detailed information about…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Digital Presence

1. DIGITAL HOME A. Wikipedia Your goal is to be big enough to have a Wikipedia page. It’s the first place newbies go to learn about you. It’s got the imprimatur of authority, people believe what they read, however inaccurate the details may be. We live in an information age and what we want most…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech