Barry Ritholtz

Are You Paying a Hidden Tax to the High Frequency Traders

This is a developing story, but one which has all the potential to explode if the right people hear about it. I don’t have a strong opinion on this stuff yet, but I thought I’d put John Mauldin‘s take on the table and let everyone make up their own minds. From Thoughts From the Frontline:…

Hot Links: Chairman Mao, Larry Summers & Lenny Dykstra

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… How did Chariman Mao deal with unwanted “Green Shoots” amongst capitalist-leaning peasants in the Chinese countryside?  (Mises.org) Bernie Madoff can still afford a prison consultant, so that’s a green shoot for sure!  (LOLFed) David Merkel puts up the 1000th post on his excellent Aleph Blog…start reading him if you haven’t…

Hot Links: Ritholtz v Carney, Kneale v ZeroHedge, Chinese v Amish

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… There were two big rivalries this week, so we’ll cover those first… First, Barry Ritholtz threw down the gauntlet over John Carney‘s (Clusterstock) contention that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was a major contributor to the housing and credit meltdown.  Barry offered to debate for a cash prize of up…

Hot Links: Appraisals, iPhones & Dinner With Gasparino

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Baruch gets the new iPhone but is disappointed that it fails the cafe table test. (Ultimi Barbarorum) Rick Bookstaber writes the definitive checklist of suspicious things a hedge fund will do when it’s in trouble and desperately flailing to dig out.  (Rick Bookstaber) Barry Ritholtz uncovers an attempt by the…

Hot Links: Ron Paul, Evan Newmark, Fixing CNBC & The Yellow Lobster

Hot Links for Weekend Reading… Let’s start off with Dealbreaker‘s call for submissions: What should the New York Stock Exchange’s tagline be?  The message board was hopping with funny stuff. The Epicurean Dealmaker posted a viscious takedown of former Goldman Sachs I-Banker turned WSJ columnist Evan Newmark and his recent musings on regulating Wall Street…

Hot Links: Black Swans, DJs, CEOs, Rogers and Kass

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Let’s kick it off with a Think Piece from Johnny Debacle of Long or Short Capital.  Johnny asks the question “Why be a JD (Juris Doctor) when you could be a DJ (Disc Jockey)?” I got two from The Business Insider this week…first, a slideshow of the Worst CEOs Ever,…

Hot Links: Lemonade, Eschatology & The Gotti Foreclosure

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Let’s kick it off with something that’s both outrageous and smart, Johnny Debacle goes ape$hit on the business practices of a kid’s corner lemonade stand.  Here’s a taste: This Lemonade Stand was founded on a promise of fresh beverages to keep you cool on a hot day. Instead, management oversees…

Mortimer, We're Back: Return of the Broker

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2483668&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] X I saw a piece in the Journal today that blew my mind.  After everything we’ve been through since the fall of 2007, retail stockbrokers have begun to leave their turrets in big numbers this spring: From the Wall Street Journal via Barry Ritholtz: In April, more than 2,800 people registered as brokers…

Who's Who of Financial Bloggers

Who’s Who in the World of Financial Bloggers?  Well, if finance blogdom was a high school, here are the extra-curricular activities your favorite bloggers would be involved with…   1.  A.P. Economics Barry Ritholtz (The Big Picture) Mish (Global Trend Analysis) Anonymous (Calculated Risk) Boone, Johnson & Kwak (Baseline Scenario) Yves Smith & Co. (Naked…

Hot Links: Poor Celebs, Spitzer, Analysts in Love & Holy Trading

Hot Links for Weekend Reading Let’s kick things off with Stockwire’s list of Celebrities who are poorer than you, including Gary Coleman and Kim Basinger. Next up, here’s the story of an analyst who fell in love with the CEO of a company she covered and what FINRA decided to do about it…Bill Singer’s BrokeAndBroker.com…