Fed: “Have Long-Term Inflation Expectations Declined?”

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation, Think Tank

John Oliver: The IRS

Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don’t take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton.


Source: HBO

Category: Humor, Taxes and Policy, Video

Masters in Business: Rick Ferri

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast features Rick Ferri, founder and chief investment officer of Portfolio Solutions. Ferri is a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who spent the first decade of his career working as a retail stockbroker. In the 1990s, he came up with an idea for a low-cost portfolio based on exchange-traded funds while working…Read More

Category: Podcast

2015’s Tax Day By The Numbers

Source: Wallet Hub

Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

What Metric Should Be Used for Stock Valuations?

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Investing, Video

10 Tuesday AM Reads

The US Presidential race heats up –18 months prior to election. I yearn for a more civilized process, like the U.K.’s — 2 months and done. Oh, and our morning train reads: • US companies on course to return $1tn to shareholders in 2015 (FT) but see also BlackRock’s Chief, Laurence Fink, Urges Other C.E.O.s to Stop Being So Nice…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Guest Hosting Bloomberg TV (Today 7-8am)

Bloomberg Surveillance   I am going to be guest hosting on Bloomberg TV/Radio this morning with Tom Keene and Olivia Sterne from at 7:00 am – 8:00 am. We will be discussing many things, including if stock market valuation is cheap or expensive or somewhere in between? The live TV streams here.      

Category: Media

Category: Think Tank

Ripping Off Uncle Sam

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Taxes and Policy

Will Détente with Iran Create a Peace Dividend?

The possibility of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? A look at history may provide some insight. Based on what we have seen in the past, it is possible that an agreement would have a…Read More

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy, War/Defense