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Billy Salomon dies as his trading era returns

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By Antony Currie

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Wall Street in grip of Geithner nostalgia

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By Rob Cox

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American banking has its own Tea Party

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from Breakingviews:

Dizzying revolving door risks overdone response

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from Anatole Kaletsky:

Time for a ‘melt-up’: the coming global boom

By Anatole Kaletsky
November 14, 2014

European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington

Get ready for a “melt-up.”

Back in mid-October, as stock markets around the world plunged faster than at any time since 2011, many investors and economists feared a meltdown. But with the U.S. economy steadily expanding, monetary and fiscal policies becoming more stimulative in other parts of the world and the autumn season for financial crises now over, a melt-up seems far more likely.

from The Great Debate:

Time for a ‘melt-up’: The coming global boom

By Anatole Kaletsky
November 14, 2014

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European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington

Get ready for a “melt-up.”

Back in mid-October, as stock markets around the world plunged faster than at any time since 2011, many investors and economists feared a meltdown. But with the U.S. economy steadily expanding, monetary and fiscal policies becoming more stimulative in other parts of the world and the autumn season for financial crises now over, a melt-up seems far more likely.

from Breakingviews:

Review: The secret cause of economic crises

By Guest Contributor
November 7, 2014

By Edward Chancellor

The author is a guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

What is the glue which holds an economy together? Disciples of Adam Smith would argue that self-interest serves as the organising principle. The problem with this way of thinking is that it overlooks the fact that man is not an island unto himself. He is a social animal, who must have constant dealings with other people. Besides, according to John Maynard Keynes, it is impossible to pursue our self-interest rationally, because we don’t have enough information to make probabilistic judgments about the future. Instead, we must rely on irrational animal spirits as a spur to action.

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FX business now shares equities’ harsh economics

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