Some called it the Flash Freeze. Some called it a tech glitch. But Jane Wells of CNBC had a few suggestions of her own on how history should remember the system failure that flatlined the Nasdaq for hours on Aug. 22.
Meanwhile, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer has a warning about Syria; Stanford economics professor John Taylor remarks on the changing, if still skewed, gender ratio at the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole conference; and one unlucky (fake) broker is stained with a sordid, decades-old incident thanks to BrokerCheck.
On General Economic Topics:
“You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you” – Trotsky #Syria
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 26, 2013
Broker Wants to Expunge From BrokerCheck His 1989 Charge for “Unlawful Congress with an Office Appliance” … http://t.co/jwrWKHMjpW
— FinanciallyRegulated (@BeingRegulated) August 18, 2013
— Sal Arnuk (@ThemisSal) August 16, 2013
— John B. Taylor (@EconomicsOne) August 25, 2013
Admit it: some part of you suspects that Icahn is invested in a company called “Nuance” just to troll us.
— John Carney (@carney) August 30, 2013
I’ve concluded the worst plague in markets isn’t corrupt banks, blind policymakers or dangerous derivatives. It’s 2-second attention spans.