Why The Wolf of Wall Street Is Total Crap

Why The Wolf of Wall Street Is Total Crap

By The Banker | Blog Posts

I have been harsh in the past about some things William D. Cohan has written about Wall Street, specifically in this review of his book about Goldman Sachs, and this view on Fabulous Fab’s criminal conviction for just doing his job as a CDO structurer. However, I really appreciated his Op-Ed in this weekend’s New [&hellip

Video: Russian TV on Bankers' Stressful Lives

Video: Russian TV on Bankers’ Stressful Lives

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Video, Wall Street

I did an interview recently for RT London, which I gather is sort of Putin’s version of a Russian CNN or Qatar’s Al Jazeera. Just more sensational. They wanted to cover what they call a recent string of high-profile banker suicides.  I have zero reason to think bankers commit suicide in higher numbers than any [&hellip

Interview: Lars Kroijer (Part II) - On Having An Edge In The Markets

Interview: Lars Kroijer (Part II) – On Having An Edge In The Markets

By The Banker | Audio Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

Please see earlier podcast Interview with Lars Kroijer Part I – on the importance of Global Diversification And my earlier book review of Lars Kroijer’s Investing Demystified. In this discussion with author Lars Kroijer we talk about the main assumption of his book Investing Demystified – which I happen to completely endorse – which is that [&hellip

Interview: Author Lars Kroijer (Part I) - on Global Diversification

Interview: Author Lars Kroijer (Part I) – on Global Diversification

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Investing, Wall Street

In the first section of this interview with author Lars Kroijer we talk about his idea, from the book Investing Demystified, that we should all seek portfolio exposure to the broadest segment of global equities – essentially all 95 stock markets in the world.  In the second part of this interview we talk about the [&hellip

The Efficient Market Hypothesis: The 7 Levels of Nate Silver

The Efficient Market Hypothesis: The 7 Levels of Nate Silver

By The Banker | Audio Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing

One of the most important, but controversial, ideas of investing is the ‘efficient market’ hypothesis. I say important, because it provides a great starting point for approaching investing and markets humbly, as well as for approaching the Financial Infotainment Industrial Complex with a healthy dose of skepticism.  Most investors would be better off if they [&hellip