Category Archives: Island Investing

Island Investing: Status of Reform

From my column last Saturday in the Keys Weekly. Q. What’s the latest on financial reform? A. Last week the Senate passed major financial reform legislation that is in now being reconciled with a bill passed by the House last … read more…

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Island Investing: Volatile Markets

Q. What’s with all this volatility in the market lately? A. It’s been a strange, tough few weeks in the stock market. From the crisis in Greece to the Gulf oil spill and the bizarre 1,000 point “flash crash” in … read more…

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Island Investing: High Frequency Trading

Q. What is high frequency trading? A. Five years ago, if you asked me to name two arcane financial subjects that I’d probably never hear discussed in a diner in the Keys, I’d have said ‘credit default swaps’ and ‘trading … read more…

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