The Ides of March Redux

Two thousand and fifty-six years ago, on March 15, 44 B.C., Julius Caesar — the most powerful man in the world — was stabbed to death, in fulfillment of a soothsayer’s prophesy: “beware the ides of March.”  One notable ringleader, one Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger (of “et tu Brute?” fame) was a former enemy … continue reading →

Are You a Muppet?

For those of you who missed it, Greg Smith of Goldman Sachs resigned in a very public way today. Among his musings in the NY Times Op-Ed: The interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money”… “it’s purely about how we can make the … continue reading →

The Contest

UPDATE:  Friday, March 16  4:10 PM We have a WINNER!  Our very own EWTNEWBIE, at 1400, was a scant 4 points away from today’s closing SPX price of 1404.24.   Who knew his keen analysis would prove to be so prophetic? For his brilliance, the newbster (or is he?) wins a free one-year premium subscription to … continue reading →