Just in from Davos: Ray Dalio’s Pinching Pennies

Jan 19, 2015
J. Webster
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What with the Swiss franc soaring this past week after the Swiss National Bank stopped pegging the franc to the Euro, even billionaire hedge fund managers like Bridgewater Capital's Ray Dalio are picking up pennies off the ground in Switzerland. Can't blame Dalio though, chocolate or watches aren't cheap anymore in Davos. I don't even know if this Tweet or encounter with Ray Dalio is real, but it's funny.

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Inside Anthony Scaramucci’s Hunt & Fish Club Restaurant

Jan 18, 2015
J. Webster
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Hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci's restaurant, the Hunt & Fish Club, has been getting a lot of attention lately, some good, some not so good, so we thought it might be interesting to see just what it looks like inside thanks to the Hunt & Fish Club Facebook page. How would you describe it? Is opulent the word? Is ostentatious? How about elegant? I wonder if Mitt Romney will pay Scaramucci a visit and feast on a steak or two. But now that Romney seems to be moving towards an anti-poverty and anti-income inequality stance

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Financial Tweet of the Week: Andy Swan

Jan 16, 2015
J. Webster
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Currency brokerage FXCM's stock sank, going from around $17 a share to $13, after the Swiss central bank decided to let the franc trade freely against the euro, and is still halted right now. This tweet by Andy Swan pretty much sums up the risks you take when you trade currencies, especially if you are leveraged up on a trade. Via Bloomberg,

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Bank of America Never Gets Any Love

Jan 12, 2015
J. Webster
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You'd think by now that Bank of America would have solved things since the financial crisis happened over six years ago. But no, what with piles of legal bills paid out it still doesn't seem like it's time to buy shares of Bank of America, especially with interest rates so low still. Over on Fast Money on CNBC, Josh Brown was a seller of his shares in BAC.

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Ben Bernanke Happy to Just Read the Paper & Not Give a Flying F$CK

Jan 12, 2015
J. Webster
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Ben Bernanke loves to drink his coffee in the morning and read the paper and thank God he doesn't have to deal with any problems.

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President Obama More Or Less Says to Buy Oil Stocks

Jan 8, 2015
J. Webster
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Obama made a pretty good call a few years ago. Actually, a crazy brilliant call about the stock market. And if you listened to him, and went in big, you're very rich right now. Well, now Obama is saying don't starting buying all those gas guzzling SUVs just yet.
“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not

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Jim Cramer’s Worst Investment

Dec 28, 2014
J. Webster
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There was no Mad Money for Jim Cramer in this stock trade - no boo-yah shouts:
Memorex Telex was by far the worst investment I have ever made. This computer-storage company had a terrific business but way too much debt. So in 1992 they filed a prepackaged bankruptcy that wiped out the stockholders. I waited for the bondholders who got stock in the bankruptcy to sell it. I bought several hundred thousand shares at $2 when it started trading. It almost immediately dropped to $1.50, where I bought another couple of hundred thousand. In a few months the stock dropped to

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Michael Lucarelli to Star in Next “Chariots of Fire”

Aug 28, 2014
J. Webster
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Just imagine the Chariots of Fire music playing as Michael Lucarelli runs from the CNBC cameras even though he loses a sandal...he's perfect for the role.

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TD Bank: America’s Most Convenient Bank

Jul 7, 2014
J. Webster
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TD Bank, a Canadian bank, is growing in the United States because it didn't take part in the subprime mortgage crisis and it focuses on functioning as an actual bank, you know with tellers and dog biscuits. Yes, the best American bank is a Canadian bank, not one of those too big to fail banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America or JP Morgan. No, the best American bank is Toronto-Dominion Bank:
In the late nineteen-nineties and early two-thousands, the financial-services industry innovated by selling products like subprime mortgages, collateralized debt obligations, and mortgage-backed securities, some to a previously untapped customer

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Janet Yellen to Star in New Neighbors Movie

Jul 7, 2014
J. Webster
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Janet Yellen's neighbors aren't too happy with her security detail. Her neighbors don't like the police officers who shuttle her to and from the Federal Reserve and watch her residence. In particular, they don't like their silly blue police uniforms, how they eat fast food, and their visible guns, along with a number of other things. But it all sounds like it could make a great movie though, how about Neighbors Part II starring Janet Yellen:
"As neighbors tell it, earlier this year, the security detail protecting new Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen barreled through the cul-de-sac where

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