Joshua M Brown

The American Winship Goes On and On

WSJ: The economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than a decade during the spring and summer, showing the U.S. has strengthened its economic footing despite increasing global uncertainty. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.9% in the…

Wu-Tang Clan – Live on Letterman

The new album, A Better Tomorrow, drops next week (finally!) and they’ve just put out the title track, right after performing ‘Ruckus in B Minor’ on Letterman last night: Title track embed below: Read Also: Wu & A: RZA on Making Peace With Raekwon and the Future of Wu-Tang Clan (Rolling Stone)

The Brutal Monotony of All Time Highs

There’s only one subtle joke in the film Anchorman and it involves the fact that the San Diego news team’s weather man has a sub-100 IQ. In a city where “72 and sunny” is the forecast 365 days a year, even Brick Tamland has no problem reliably delivering this news to the viewers. In the chart below,…

Killer Mike goes IN on Ferguson prosecutor, goes viral

Killer Mike, one half of rap duo Run the Jewels, came out for a show an hour after the Ferguson prosecutor’s statement and made an emotional speech that has since exploded across the web. Watch below: Mike and El-P’s new record is incredible, hope you have it: Run the Jewels 2

The New Skyline

Our story begins in 2009 with a little-known Los Angeles-based private equity firm called CIM. The firm’s three managing partners, a former Drexel Burnham banker and a pair of former Israeli paratroopers, quietly dropped in on Manhattan’s punch drunk post-financial crisis real estate market with money to spend. CIM moved quickly, writing checks to bail…

The Death of the A Share (and nobody cares)

As the retail brokerage model continues its steady decline into irrelevance, one of its cornerstone products, the mutual fund A share, now finds itself in the opening throes of a death rattle years in the making… via Investment News: The “A” share-class grouping — the largest among retail mutual funds — is largely made up of…

TRB Turns Six: Thank You

Six years ago, in November of 2008, The Reformed Broker blog was born. By tuning in each day, sharing my links and taking interest in what I have to say, you – all of you – have had some role in changing my life. Your continued readership means everything to me. I try my best…