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Category Archive: Barron’s

  1. MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCH" rel="bookmark">MONEY SUPPLY AND ECONOMIC DATA WEEKLY WATCH

    Start­ing this week, Sun­shine Notes will have a reg­u­lar weekly report focus­ing on money sup­ply sta­tis­tics and selected eco­nomic data. The pur­pose of this blog entry will be to pro­vide data and analy­sis that is oth­er­wise under­re­ported in the main­stream media. Money sup­ply On July 17th, the Fed­eral Reserve dis­closed that M2 actu­ally declined dur­ing […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Barron's, CPI, Credit Crisis, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Money Supply
  2. BROKERAGE FIRMSTHE BUSINESS MODEL DIED DECADES AGO WITH THE ROTARY TELEPHONE" rel="bookmark">BROKERAGE FIRMSTHE BUSINESS MODEL DIED DECADES AGO WITH THE ROTARY TELEPHONE

    Here’s a news flash for exec­u­tives at bro­ker­age firms; changes in tech­nol­ogy reduce mar­gins and make busi­ness mod­els obso­lete and the bro­ker­age indus­try doesn’t have spe­cial immu­nity from tech­nol­ogy change. Barron’s front page arti­cle on June 30 (sub­scrip­tion required) sug­gest­ing that “Wall Street does have a future – one that looks sur­pris­ingly bright…” doesn’t under­stand […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Barron's, Brokerage, Leverage