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The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Markets

Meet The 17-Year-Old Trader Who Knows Global Macro Markets Like A Veteran

These days he's passionate about global macro trading and he's garnering attention in the space from more seasoned macro traders.<p>"The breadth and depth of Julian's market knowledge is that of a seasoned macro trader. The young man is very impressive," one New York-based macro trader commented.<p>You …

Trading

Wall Street CEOs Say It’s The Best of Times and The Worst of Times

Wall Street’s biggest names took to the stage on Tuesday to discuss the markets and the health of the financial industry, but their outlooks were …

Inflation Replacing Unemployment as Fed Barometer

Inflation is emerging as the new unemployment, and 2% is replacing 6.5% as the threshold target investors, analysts and economists will be watching in 2014.<p>Judging from policy statements released in recent weeks by the Federal Reserve and public comments from various Fed members, the central bank …

The Fed's Obsession Over Labor Force Participation Could Be A Big Mistake

Over the past two years, the unemployment rate has fallen faster than both Wall Street's and the Fed's own forecasts, and the latest 6.7% reading is hinting that the time for policy normalization is near.<p>The concurrent decline in labor force participation, however, has prompted many assertions that …

Economics

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing