Benefits to Trade

By | 2017-07-17T12:21:23+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Global Market Update|

What’s your favorite business movie? Fair Use. Source: Wikipedia One of the best is “Trading Places,” a modern take on Mark Twain’s Prince and the Pauper starring Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of a privileged commodities broker and a homeless street hustler who are thrown together when they are made the unwitting subjects of an elaborate bet. Apart from a minor role by now-Senator Al Franken, it also includes a fairly accurate description of the commodities business, with scenes from [...]

Rebels Without a Cause

By | 2017-07-17T12:34:37+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Global Market Update|

In 1955 James Dean starred in a movie about a troubled teen from a troubled family who gets provoked into a game of “chicken” with a local bully. Is that what’s happening in Washington? Congress is deadlocked. The government shutdown and impending debt limit are disrupting peoples’ lives and potentially the global economy. We’ve discussed before how political dysfunction in Washington could derail our modest economic expansion. Laws currently on the books need to be reauthorized or expanded periodically, but by not doing this, [...]