Too-Big-to-Fail Bill DOA: Commentators
Washington Analysis says the “headlines, hearings and speeches” around the measure will amount to “mere noise,” while SIFMA says the bill would dampen business lending.
Sheila Bair: Low Interest Rates Hurting Economy
Former FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair is the latest high-profile official to voice concern over the Federal Reserve’s low-interest-rate policy.
Currency Manager Merk on Cyprus and Why PIMCO’s El-Erian Is Wrong
Merk doesn’t buy the PIMCO chief's argument that time will heal the crisis.
Kill Your 401(k), Conservative Author Says
Duncan Black, a conservative author, says government confiscation of 401(k)s may loom, while a liberal blogger says 401(k)s are "a disaster," calling for fatter Social Security checks.
Talking ‘Bout My Generation
Some 20 years ago, financial editor and writer Joe Nocera (now an op-ed columnist for The New York Times) explained to a group of us editors at Worth Magazine why our baby boom generation had gotten a bad rap for being such profligate spenders: “We grew up during the 1970s,...
Dallas Fed’s Fisher: How to End Too-Big-to-Fail Now
The Dallas Fed’s Fisher denounced the injustice of having to choose between a bailout for the top 0.2% of banks or see the economy lose more than two years of economic output in a new crisis.
Top Portfolio Products: PowerShares ETF Wins Sharpe Award; Wasatch Rolls Out New Fund
The latest offerings focus on emerging markets and dividends.
Have you noticed how many reality television shows there are these days?
Pandit’s Exit Means End of ‘Shock and Awe’ Era: Bank Analyst
The heyday of volatility at the big banks could be replaced by a "boring" period, says SNL Financial's Nancy Bush.
Sheila Bair Calls Pandit’s Departure From Citi a ‘Very Positive Move’
Bair had "concerns" about Pandit's qualifications to serve as the CEO of Citigroup.