Bill Tatro

Posted April 26, 2016

No one can argue the fact that corporate management and board room members made a decision to forego the traditional methods of investing in themselves.

Posted March 31, 2016

In 1929 Banking was the epitome of co-mingling. Bank officials thought nothing of using their depositors money to speculate in the ever rising stock market. The day the bubble burst, October 29,1929, not only did investors lose what they thought they had in the market but also what they thought they had safely tucked away at the local bank.

Posted March 04, 2016

In poker the big bet is made when the player says ALL IN. At that point if his hunch is correct, then smiles and congratulations are in order. However should someone elses cards be better, it is game over.

Posted February 18, 2016

Back in 2002 and even before, when Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General of New York, was a rising political star it was frowned upon to say one thing publically and do just the opposite behind the scenes. At the time, Merrill Lynchs hot shot, high profile internet guru and analyst, Henry Blodgett, was being accused of touting to the public the worthiness of the high flying .com but privately, around the water cooler, dismissing them as GARBAGE.

Posted February 11, 2016

Financial conditions in the United States have recently become less supportive of growth- and thus begins another memorable Humphrey-Hawkins testimony from the head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen.

Posted February 04, 2016

Founded on sound fiscal and budgetary measures, ensconced within the framework of the Constitution and a smattering of The Declaration, the Tea Party seems to have exhausted its shelf life. It has gone the way of a Ross Perot bumper sticker.

Posted January 30, 2016

Once upon a time when I was a little tyke (believe it or not), I stopped believing in the Tooth Fairy (TF). However, I kept up the facade of belief since a lost baby tooth under the pillow converted to 25 cents in the morning.

Posted January 21, 2016

Once again the elite meet and greet in Davos for their annual kum bi ya.

Posted January 14, 2016

As most readers of this column are well aware, I have been a long time proponent of a heavy dosage of cash as the investment vehicle of choice.

Posted January 07, 2016

When the clock struck 12am on January 1st another new year was entering history. Writers write, singers sing and financial pundits fill the airwaves, columns and blogs with what the average person should do to be investment successful in the year ahead.

Posted December 24, 2015

Some say Tis the season to be Jolly. Others will say Remember the reason for the Season. Perry Como once sang I wish it could be Christmas forever.

Posted December 04, 2015

I said quite awhile ago short oil, short the Euro, go long the Dollar, short equities.

Posted November 19, 2015

Once upon a time people who looked to benefit from the stock market were called investors.

Posted November 12, 2015

When gasoline dropped from $4 a gallon to $3 a gallon mainstream media, Wall Street economists and, of course, the White House proclaimed a boon for the American public.

Posted November 05, 2015

Why wont people save for retirement? Obviously, according to mainstream media, especially the Financial News Networks and most liberals in general, the average folk dont have the tools to stash it away.

Posted October 29, 2015

All eyes are focusing on the Presidential debates. Actually, more likely, the World Series and the Kardashians Fall Premier.

Posted October 21, 2015

Its the political season and everyone wants to know what the next President can and will do for them. Unfortunately not one, even the Donald, is addressing the real culprit responsible for the financial hardship that so many millions are enduring and many more will in the days ahead.

Posted October 08, 2015

Most are familiar with the Participation Rate as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and its continual decline. Much has been made, pro and con, about this number.

Posted October 02, 2015

Why is it that we never learn? Human nature, being what it is, has always earned an F when it comes to history as applied to current events. Do we learn from the past? Never!

Posted September 24, 2015

How many times has a Financial Adviser sat down with a client to develop a retirement plan and said Of course, well want to factor in the deflationary aspect of the Central Bank Zero Rate Policy.

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