Co-host of 'What'd You Miss?' on BloombergTV. Editor at @markets. Fan of poker, chess, handball, country music, and Chinese food.

Odd Lots: The Economy Is Stagnant and Old People Are Partly to Blame

Odd Lots: How Billionaires Tell the Story of Brazil's Boom and Bust

bloomberg.com — Subscribe to Bloomberg Odd Lots on iTunes Podcasts Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance, and economics. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have been tainted by protests, economic slowdown, and a massive political scandal.

Donald Trump Reacts To Calls For ‘Stimulus’ Plan

dealbreaker.com — There's a lot to love in this interview with Neil Cavuto and Don Trump (Cavuto's expressions (he's definitely been practicing these, go to 9:02 and tell me I'm wrong); Cavuto's jokes (DT: "Ben Bernanke could've been a leader, instead he was a follower" NC: "He should've read Think Big And Kick Ass In Business And In Life") ; Cavuto's ass-kissing ("I love when you say 'You're fired,' I love when you do that") but if I had to choose my favorite moment I'd go with: Trump: If i were president right now, you'd have $30 oil.

Sotheby's Shares Are Surging and That's Great News for Emerging Market Stocks

bloomberg.com — Shares of Sotheby's are up over 9 percent today after the auction house said profits surged 31 percent in the second quarter. While the company saw softness in top-line art sales, it benefited from improving profit margins. Regardless, the surge in the company's share price is good news for emerging markets.

Odd Lots: Why Summer Has Just Gone on Sale

bloomberg.com — Subscribe to Bloomberg Odd Lots on iTunes Podcasts Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance, and economics. This week is the summer edition of Odd Lots and we're talking about the market forces shaping the price of two essential ingredients for any pool party: inflatable toys and barbecue meat.

Odd Lots: There's an Insurance Market for Modern-Day Pirates

bloomberg.com — Subscribe to Bloomberg Odd Lots on iTunes Podcasts Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance, and economics. This week Odd Lots takes to the high seas to discuss how modern-day pirates in the form of illegal fishers are able to take out insurance policies on their blacklisted boats.

'Star Trek Beyond' Takes an Ethical Leap Forward

bloomberg.com — If you're looking for a diversion after two weeks of heavy convention viewing, I'd recommend a trip to the multiplex to see "Star Trek Beyond." The reason isn't just that the movie is by far the most fun of this summer's tentpole offerings.

Why It Pays to Tell Americans Who They Are

bloomberg.com — When President Barack Obama is trying to persuade Americans not to do something, he has a go-to line: "That's not who we are." Whether the issue involves discrimination, immigration, torture, criminal violence or health care, he invokes the nation's very identity. And he likes to follow it by adding, "We are better than that."

In U.S. Politics, the Tribe Comes First

bloomberg.com — If nothing else, the past two weeks bear witness to the amazing resilience of America's political parties -- not as political or intellectual movements, but as tribes. Ideas come and go -- but what do ideas matter, really? The parties, God help us, endure.

How Donald Trump Changed My Mind About Gold

thinkadvisor.com — This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the "Reprints" link at the bottom of any article. If you poke around on the internet, you'll find a lot of people who have criticized me for being a "gold hater."
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Aug 29, 2016

Friday was one of the worst days of the year for BofA's Risk Parity Index https://t.co/AiWVsXW26v

Aug 29, 2016

@morningmoneyben I hate to get involved in this discussion. But how do you know he's done nothing? Also, why is that the bar for sympathy.

Aug 29, 2016

@jbarro Maybe you're right. I thought the Congressional police looked into it.


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