By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank…

Source: ETF Stream     The (March 11) chart above shows three of the largest S&P500 index funds in the world from State Street, BlackRock, and Vanguard, Note these are the exact same index holdings,…

    The transcript from this week’s MiB: Cristiano Amon, President of Qualcomm, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras, on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Overcast, Google, Bloomberg, and…

Investors reacted to the Fed’s unprecedented Sunday moves, of dropping the Fed Funds rate to 0%, launching a new $700 billon Treasury and mortgage bond buying program, increasing the size of dollar swap lines, and…

The debate on the real economic merits of bank-based versus market-based financial structures has been going on for quite some time. After the Global Crisis, this debate has intensified. While there was no particular favourite…