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Thriller

by The Wall Street Geek

My very earliest memories from the media as a kid growing up in the 80’s in New Orleans include Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Punky Brewster, and Dire Straights. Yet my family took car trips to Curtis Mayfield. My mom vacuumed to Smokey Robinson. And I remember playing with my dolls singing “Baby Love” by the […]

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O.B.A.M.A. 9000

by The Wall Street Geek

President Obama has to juggle issue after issue daily, and respond with clarity and calmness. Given the extraordinary example of leadership under pressure that he has provided, the blogosphere is starting to buzz about something… Is he human?!?! So Sunday night, Pat Buchanan and I did a deep dive into the White House’s recycling bin. […]

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Will Wall Street Fear its New Nanny?

by The Wall Street Geek

Imagine for a moment a precocious kid. If his dad told him to clean his room, he probably also stripped his bed bare and took the pictures off the wall. If mom said vacuum the floor, he’d make it a point to vacuum every millimeter of carpet while she watched her soap opera. What eventually […]

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Exclusive Video! Inside the TARP Negotiations

by The Wall Street Geek

Have you ever wondered what happened behind the scenes after TARP was passed by Congress in late 2008, when TARP money was disbursed to Wall Street banks? In my first exclusive thewallstreetgeek.com video, we see the nail-biting negotiations between Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein: Embedded video from http://www.youtube.com/wallstreetgeek Follow […]

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An Offer 10 Banks Could Refuse

by The Wall Street Geek

Embedded video from CNNMoney.com VideoTen bailed-out banks were deemed healthy enough to return almost $70B in TARP money to the Treasury: JP Morgan Chase Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley American Express Capital One US Bancorp Bank of NY Mellon BB&T State Street Northern Trust Interesting scenario because if I were offered a loan at 5%, I […]

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Collapse of the Dollar: Truth or Fiction? (Pt 2)

by The Wall Street Geek

On May 15th, Rep. Ron Paul popped up on Morning Joe to perform his periodical “he may be onto something, but he’s scaring the hell out of me” commentary. Click here to see it. Although the US market enjoyed a rise since Ron Paul’s commentary a month ago, the question still remains: is the dollar […]

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The US Economy Can Recover (via The Stimulist)

by The Wall Street Geek

On May 21st, the S&P reported that the U.K.’s credit rating could be downgraded in the near term, and that its GDP might well equal its debt burden come 2013. In other words, the Brits could be living check to check in 5 years. If this can potentially happen to the U.K., which commanded worldwide […]

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Supreme Cacophony of the United States

by The Wall Street Geek

When I was 11 years old, my family moved from New Orleans to Houston after my dad got a promotion. We looked at houses in Houston, and as we did it I never saw kids in the neighborhoods who looked like me. My stomach twisted because even as a kid, I knew that once I […]

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Greed is…Regulated?

by The Wall Street Geek

Former Governor of NY Eliot Spitzer wrote an article today proclaiming that the NY Fed is incestuous and broken. Hate Spitzer for what he did (with socks on!), but he was a shark when it came to going after white collar crime as a Manhattan DA and Attorney General. His article brought back memories of […]

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Collapse of the Dollar: Truth or Fiction? (Pt 1)

by The Wall Street Geek

On May 15th 2009, Rep. Ron Paul appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC. He really has a knack for scaring the hell out of people. However, he’s not always wrong. Watch Rep. Paul discuss his views on the possibility that the dollar will crash: Ron Paul isn’t the only person talking about the potential for […]

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