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Why I’m Risking It All By Blogging

by The Wall Street Geek

Finance companies are very protective of their image and messaging. And I can understand that because one piece of bad or provocative news and shareholders will run like lemmings. But a lifelong dream of mine has been to write. I’m not saying that I’m the best writer in the world. I’m actually more like the […]

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Change Has Arrived, but the Dow is Unimpressed

by The Wall Street Geek

Embedded video from CNN Video PRESIDENT Obama!! Let’s relish in that moment. President Obama…. Okay, the celebration is over now. His address was somber. Very realistic. And there is a reason why. We have a long, tough road to rebuild confidence in the future of America’s economy. The proof was in the Dow today. Right […]

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Happy Birthday MLK

by The Wall Street Geek

Every year, I watch this speech by Martin Luther King Jr. The ending is always what you see on TV. But what’s striking are the beginning and middle. The promise of the United States was to be a place where all people were equal. However, only a subset of people in the union were given […]

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And the Inauguration Events Begin! Man Working!

by The Wall Street Geek

It’s no doubt an exciting time as Obama and Biden begin their “slow roll” (to quote the words of Chuck Todd, the endless source of pop culture references) towards Washington. I watch excited and hopeful, yet realistic. I hope that ideological differences and political egos won’t cause BS to hold up changes from being implemented […]

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Dear David Shuster, Turn on MTV

by The Wall Street Geek

Did David Shuster on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue tonight pronounce Mary J. Blige’s name as “Mary Blooge”…? Seriously David, where have you been? You need to be debriefed by the old host of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when it was called Race to the White House, and now the current host of Meet the Press: David Gregory. […]

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Read Mitt’s Lips, Cut Taxes

by The Wall Street Geek

Mitt Romney returned from whence he be when he’s not on TV nor buying self tanner… Even though I’m not a fan of many of the Republicans, as a finance person whose ears tingle when I hear more than just catchphrases and talking points, I’m a fan of Mitt Romney. Not that he’s not guilty […]

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Dimon: Wizard of Wall Street, or Titan of TARP?

by The Wall Street Geek

It’s Earnings Season! What does that mean, you ask? After each quarter ends, public corporations report their earnings for that quarter. This happens the month after each quarter ends–January, April, July, and October. Earnings are an indicator of how well the company is being managed, how well their business model is working, and basically helps […]

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"Transparent TARP"…an Oxymoron?

by The Wall Street Geek

Why does this picture make me feel as if Neel Kashkari plans to scoop up my taxpayer dollars and hide in a cave? Only to be sought out by a hobbit? This is the guy who is responsible for overseeing TARP–the Troubled Assets Relief Program. The rationale was if the government bought the mortgage-backed securities, […]

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The Best Phrase Ever

by The Wall Street Geek

I had to rewind this several times when I saw it! I couldn’t believe that Dr. Brzezinski said this on Joe’s show whilst Joe sat next to Dr. Brzezinski’s daughter Mika. Out of respect, Joe didn’t chew off Dr. Brzezinski’s head…until several days later when the Dr. was away from the set and Joe with […]

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Who is Tim Geithner?

by The Wall Street Geek

Tim Geithner is our new Treasury Secretary, the head guy on Obama’s economic team. He’s not a product of Wall Street, unlike Hank Paulson (former CEO of Goldman). A plus, because occasionally it wasn’t clear if Hank’s decisions regarding formal rival banks were personal or not (for example, letting Lehman go bankrupt potentially because of […]

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