Cruz Seeks Economic Wisdom in the Wrong Place
Ted Cruz has hired former Texas Senator Phil Gramm as a senior economic advisor. This isn't a promising development, Barry Ritholtz writes.
No, Subprime Auto Loans Are Not Like Subprime Mortgages
It can take three years for a foreclosure to be completed. If you default on a car loan, the repo man might show up in three hours.
Financial Crisis ‘Cast Long Shadow on Investors’: UBS
A survey of wealthy and affluent investors finds nearly 90% have maintained or increased their cash holdings since 2008.
Ritholtz: Keep Waiting for Wall Street Crime Crackdown
By what must be the sheerest of coincidences, Barry Ritholtz says, most statutes of limitation on white-collar crimes committed during the financial crisis have expired.
DOJ Finally Concedes It Prosecutes Corporate Crime All Wrong
Years after the 2008 financial crisis, the Justice Department says it wants to focus on individuals who commit corporate crimes rather than on companies.
Confusing What Just Happened With What Happens Next
Lessons for investors, advisors and traders on how behavioral finance's ‘recency effect’ plays out in the markets and affects market participants.
This Recovery Really Is Different
Credit bubbles are very different from ordinary recession recoveries. Bank crises and the long, slow, painful recoveries are simply not comparable to other business cycles.
The GOP’s Economy Problem, and How to Fix It in 2016
Republican presidential candidates can blunt Democrats' advantage on economic issues, but it will require them to go against every economic and political instinct they have.
Greece Is No Lehman Brothers to European Markets
For all the angst-ridden headlines about Greece, markets are saying this is no repeat of the debt crisis that peaked four years ago.
When Finance Turns Into a Calamity
Historical lessons offer little shield against future crises.