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Mar 06, 2013

The Unprecedented Happens All the Time

  In late 2011, early 2012, I was amazed and baffled by the valuations financial services stocks were being awarded. Having blown up (for....More
Feb 19, 2013

The Pope's Monthly Retirement Payment: Not So Gaudy

Our Assistant Managing Editor Diana Britton posted a note about how Saturday Night Live spoofed Pope Benedict XVI's visit to a financial advisor to....More
Feb 12, 2013

Obama: "Tonight I propose . . ." More Government

It's hard to imagine that President Obama would have the gall to say the words "unsustainable" and "debt" in the same....More
Feb 08, 2013

Anybody Bullish on Japan?

  Tom Lydon, the guy who you see all over the place, on the web, at speaking engagements, today posted an interesting observation on his....More
Feb 07, 2013

An Idiot's Guide to Screwing Up the Economy

Outgoing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is peddling a book deal. This morning, Charlie Gasparino offered some book titles. The headline to this....More
Jan 29, 2013

Occupy Wall Streeters in NYC Are "Children of the Elite"

The whole Occupy Wall Street movement was less spontaneous than advertised. Rather like the pre-existing anti-gun (and therefore personal liberty)....More
Jan 28, 2013

Calling All Oustanding, Philanthropic Advisors: It's Our 33rd Annual Advisors with Heart Awards

If you are a retail financial advisor (independent, RIA-affiliated, wirehouse --- it doesn't matter where you sit), please contact me or any of....More
Jan 23, 2013

Investors Sold Off U.S. Equity Funds. Wait. Whoops. They didn't. ICI Muffs Its Own Data.

  U.S. domestic stock funds have been being sold off by retail investors for so long that even the Investment Company Institute got used to....More
Jan 23, 2013

Bernstein Research Raising Earnings Estimates On TD Ameritrade

We've written extensively about how RIA platforms/custodians have had full pipelines on the back of a continuing trend of "breakaway....More
Jan 21, 2013

Nice Speech, Obama. Shame about the Facts: What's an FA to Do, Planning-Wise?

Yes, I am reaching back into the archives on this argument, but the point is still valid: If you have clients who are expecting their DB plans to....More
Jan 21, 2013

Obama's Inaugural Speech Today Was Frightening --- from a Fiscal Standpoint

All in, Obama hit all the liberal themes: Eat the rich, let's spend on infrastructure projects and clean energy, and don't touch entitlements!....More
Jan 20, 2013

Banks Sitting on a Mountain of Cash. Why? Fear of the Unknown --- Future Government Regulations

Is Obama the new FDR? Seems like it to me. Both believed that unelected bureaucrats from Ivy League schools knew better than individual people how to....More
Jan 12, 2013

Jack Lew: Good for Wall Street, Bad for Investors? Oh, Puh-leeez. Finance Is Already One of Most Regulated Industries

Deregulation did not --- as in did not --- cause the financial crisis: Misregulation did. I keep reading, and hearing references to, the deregulation....More
Jan 03, 2013

The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Drop Back 10 and Punt

I’ll bet you are tired of hearing about the Fiscal Cliff carnival put on by Congress and the president. The bill, signed into law, is rather lame if....More

David Aldo Geracioti

Is the editor-in-chief of REP. magazine.  He is also a devotee of the Austrian School of Economics leading lights Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, Murry Rothbard and to other thinkers in...
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REP. Editor-in-Chief David Aldo Geracioti on the business of Wall Street from a free-market perspective.

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