Book Review: The Turtle of Oman

Book Review: The Turtle of Oman

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

A version of this review ran in The Rivard Report.  An unexpected gift On the Wednesday morning before a Thanksgiving weekend in Big Bend National Park, the poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye dropped off a signed copy of The Turtle of Oman, her recently published novel, for my daughters. Touched by this unexpected gift, [&hellip

Book Review: The Mystery Of The Invisible Hand

Book Review: The Mystery Of The Invisible Hand

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Texas

Looking for a last minute book to purchase this holiday season for the bright business or economics student in your life? Perhaps the student in your life appreciates mixing economic theory with murder, as in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand by Marshall Jevons. Marshall Jevons is the pseudonym of economics professors Kenneth Elzinga of the [&hellip

Ask an Ex-Banker: Algorithmic Trading

Ask an Ex-Banker: Algorithmic Trading

By The Banker | Ask an Ex-Banker, Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas, Wall Street

A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News Dear Mike, I spotted something on algorithmic trading on your blog, and finance and investment are a bit of a hobby of mine. I am sending you a press release about a Canadian trader who has worked out a successful trading technique based [&hellip

Entrepreneurship And Its Discontents

Entrepreneurship And Its Discontents

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance

Note: A version of this post appeared in the San Antonio Express News Here’s one of my first principles: Everybody who works in the for-profit world should own or start a business. Now that I’ve said that, I’d like to spend most of the rest of this post describing all of the terrible things about [&hellip

Ask an Ex-Banker: What Are Discretionary Accounts?

Ask an Ex-Banker: What Are Discretionary Accounts?

By The Banker | Ask an Ex-Banker, Blog Posts, Investing, Personal Finance, Texas

NOTE: A version of this post appeared earlier in the San Antonio Express News Dear Mike, I wanted to report on my meeting with JPMorgan today. They were very nice, very polished. They handle private accounts and were confident that we could easily transfer my money over to them. They told me that they have [&hellip