Paul Volcker on Conflicts, Ethics, and the US Banking Industry

In his recent memoir, Keeping At It, Paul Volcker gave me greater perspective on the trials and tribulations of leading the US Federal Reserve and pursuing public policy. That’s hardly a surprise. Few public servants over the last several generations can rival Volcker’s breadth of experience or knowledge. After all, this is the man who stared […]

#162: The New Rules of Facebook Marketing

As quickly as Facebook changes, there are some things that are as true today as they were a few years ago: Facebook cares more about its users vs. the marketers. Likes, comments, shares, views, and clicks are gold—the more, the better. The more personal you are and the more you do to generate real and […]

Jobs market continues to slowly heal – Wells Fargo

The August employment report showed the US economy added 1.37 million jobs, modestly below expectations. Despite the decline in the unemployment rate to 8.4%, analysts at Wells Fargo see signs the jobs recovery is slowing.  Key Quotes:  “The jobs market continues to slowly heal, with employers adding 1.37 million jobs in August. That marked a […]

Barratt: Bouncing Back (OTCMKTS:BTDPF) | Seeking Alpha

Barratt Developments (OTCPK:BTDPF), the UK house developer, reported full-year results on Wednesday, causing shares to jump 7%. Barratt has been severely affected by COVID-19 as demand for housing has subsided and the number of completions has fallen heavily. With this great fall, there has now been a tick up in broader market demand following the […]

Fixed-Income ETFs: A Rising Tide?

Given the volatility of equity markets, many investors are on the lookout for new fixed-income opportunities. As such, fixed-income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have grown in popularity as investors have increasingly added them to their portfolios. For insight on the expanding use of these vehicles, among other trends, we recently spoke with Bill Ahmuty, who is […]

#163: Demystifying the Facebook Pixel

Do you know who’s visited your website in the last 24 hours? What about who visited your most recent blog post but while visiting your site did not sign up to get your latest freebie? Do you know who’s watching just for the first few minutes of your latest Facebook video but then moving on […]

1,940 new coronavirus infections confirmed on Friday

There were 1,940 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the UK as of Friday morning, the UK government data showed. This reading followed Thursday’s increase of 1,735. Further details of the daily report revealed that the total number of fatalities within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 rose by 10, as reported by Reuters. Market reaction […]