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Book Review: The Clash of Generations by Scott Burns and Laurence Kotlikoff

Book Review: The Clash of Generations by Scott Burns and Laurence Kotlikoff

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Taxes, Wall Street

Scott Burns and Laurence J. Kotlikoff wrote The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our Economy, thought-provoking and highly readable financial policy book in 2012, featuring four “purple” policy proposals – “purple” meaning meant to appeal to both red and blue sides of the American political spectrum. In the context of a 2016 Presidential contest […]

Audio Interview - Peter Kovac on High Frequency Trading - Market Making, Profits, Front-Running

Audio Interview – Peter Kovac on High Frequency Trading – Market Making, Profits, Front-Running

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Wall Street

I recommend listening to the audio version of this interview…It’s the best part!   Michael:          Hi, my name is Michael, and I used to be a hedge fund manager. Peter:              My name is Peter Kovac, and I’m the author of Flash Boys: Not So Fast. Michael:          Flash Boys: Not So Fast came out recently on […]

High Speed Trading - And DandD Alignments

High Speed Trading – And DandD Alignments

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Texas, Wall Street

I’m trying to figure out where electronic and high frequency trading firms fit with respect to Alignment, and how I feel about that. Alignment I mean “Alignment” the way a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) player means it (full disclosure: I’m a Lawful Good Half-Elf Bard in real life. I mean, in the game. I mean, […]

China's Sneeze - Our Cold

China’s Sneeze – Our Cold

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas, Wall Street

In real economic terms, and as the second-largest economic power in the world since 2005, China has been a global player for a few decades. In global financial market terms, however, China became interesting to the rest of the world for the first time this Summer. I use the word ‘interesting’ the way it’s meant […]

In Defense of John Paulson

In Defense of John Paulson

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Wall Street

I feel like there are lessons about philanthropy in John Paulson’s $400 million gift to Harvard that I haven’t seen explained yet. I don’t know John Paulson (maybe that’s already obvious?) but I feel like I know a little bit about how he thinks, having worked with, for, and as a mortgage bond professional, and […]