Occupy Wall Street: Michael Moore and Dr. Cornel West

  This week, the Occupy Wall Street movement received a celebrity boost from liberal elites, Michael Moore and Professor Cornel West. Since September 17th, Zuccotti Park has been the stage for Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and protest of “Corporate...

The Ben Bernanke Effect and Market Subjectivity

    It is very likely that 70% of Americans could not identify Ben Bernanke in a line-up or identify his role in American government. However, for the traders and analysts mulling around Midtown and the Financial District, every word that leaves...

“Occupy Wall Street:” a New York Arab Spring?

    With “the Arab Spring” having sparked a series of intense protests and/or regime changes in over 15  Middle Eastern nations, a loose confederation of left-of-center activists and self-proclaimed revolutionaries have decided to stage a...

What Recession? Wall Street Compensation Up 6%

Apparently some recessions can be selective.  According to a recent survey, total compensation for New York City financial professional is up 6% compared to last year (up to $20.8 billion) with firms devoting almost 47% of revenue to paying their...