from Mark Felsenthal:

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Collapsing Economy

March 13, 2009

"I think, Watson," Sherlock Holmes tells Watson in "The Five Orange Pips,"  "that of all our cases we have had none more fantastic than this."

Waiting for the G20 to….?

March 13, 2009

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 meet this weekend in the English countryside to discuss the world’s financial and economic crisis. With this in mind, MacroScope asked a number of economists what they want to see from the meeting and the G20 summit to follow later and what they expect to see.

from Mark Felsenthal:

Greenspan slammed

March 11, 2009

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan isn't getting the respect he used to.

Greenspan's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal drew withering criticism from High Frequency Economics' Ian Shepherdson, who was unimpressed with the Maestro's denial of any Fed contribution to the country' worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

from Global Investing:

There’s no reset button

March 3, 2009

Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer of PIMCO (not pictured below), painted a bleak picture of the global economy at a press briefing of Allianz Global Investors earlier today.

from Tales from the Trail:

Bold budget boosts bailout

February 27, 2009

USA-OBAMA/How do you buy $750 billion of toxic bank assets with only $250 billion of taxpayer money?

from Tales from the Trail:

When is a housing crisis like venereal disease?

February 20, 2009

If you're among those upset that your taxpayer dollars may be spent in volume to rescue people who -- for whatever reason -- can't make their mortgage payments, Federal Financial Analytics analyst Karen Shaw Petrou recommends thinking about it this way:

Echoes of 1933

February 3, 2009

Will President Barack Obama attend the summit of the Group of 20 rich and emerging countries in early April, hosted by UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown to tackle the financial and economic crisis?

from Global Investing:

Never Mind The Bankers

November 17, 2008

Malcolm McLaren, the man who gave us The Sex Pistols, has found the real punks -- bankers. In an interview with Britain's The Observer, he says punk was not just about spiky hair and ripped t-shirts.

Bankers, bailouts and laughs

October 12, 2008

Stocks are tumbling around the world and Mainstreet is feeling the crunch, but at the Institute of International Finance (IIF) luncheon it was hard to see the dark side past the luxurious chocolate mousse cake and keynote comedy.