Bill Tatro

Posted July 11, 2014

First let’s understand that impeachment is not removal. It is not even a trial. Impeachment, under Article II of the United States Constitution (Section IV), is analogous to indictment in regular court proceedings.

Posted July 08, 2014

Most recently we’ve learned that the Federal Reserve has discussed “Gating” bond funds. Apparently, in their quest to keep the persona of American wealth and recovery alive and well, they are suggesting that the stock market and not the bond market is the place to be for everyone.

Posted July 04, 2014

James Madison, 4th President of the United States once said “A means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home”.

Posted July 02, 2014

But it seems that the worse things get, the louder the pundits cheer and clap; and the higher the markets go with no correlation to reality. Believing apparently makes the light grow stronger.

Posted June 27, 2014

Willie Sutton was once asked why he robs banks. His response was simple “Because that’s where the money is!” Given the infinite wisdom of Senator Max Baucus, Representative Charlie Rangel, and Senator Harry Reid we are about to embark on a world wide search for money.

Posted June 25, 2014

In Vietnam we first sent in a few hundred military advisers. Then we followed with hundreds of thousands of troops. The outcome, of course, was Miss Saigon.

Posted June 20, 2014

You would have thought that I had insulted Mother Teresa, apple pie and motherhood when I wrote about the Have and Have-nots.

Posted June 17, 2014

No matter which historians, economists or government officials you query, there is always one common denominator when discussing the reasons for the great depression of the ‘30s.

Posted June 14, 2014

After 2008 everyone was sure that the powers to be had learned their lesson. There would be tighter underwriting standards. The crazy leverage of the past would be just that, a thing of the past. The one aspect, however, that was not addressed was interest rates.

Posted June 12, 2014

Of course he lost! They should all lose! It was never intended to be a lifetime job!

Posted June 11, 2014

Does anyone really believe that success doesn’t come with a price, whether it is in sports, entertainment, construction, finance or even medicine?

Posted June 07, 2014

You pick which I believe is the most significant event!?

Posted June 05, 2014

It occurred to me that we have the election process totally wrong. It is we the voters not the politicians who should dictate the terms of an election.

Posted June 03, 2014

Joseph Goebbels was one of Hitler’s top aides and confidants. His role in the Third Reich was to administer propaganda to the unsuspecting mass. His credo was that a lie told long enough ultimately becomes truth in the minds of the public.

Posted May 30, 2014

According to most liberals, mainstream media (perhaps one and the same) and Wall Street pundits “No one credible thinks this is the beginning of a new recession.”

Posted May 28, 2014

When I watch and listen to Mario Draghi talk about the various strategies to revitalize Europe I am constantly reminded of his greatest fear-DEFLATION.

Posted May 23, 2014

It was 1907, the stock market was down 50% from the year before, bankruptcies were prevalent, there was no such thing as the Federal Reserve Board and panic was in the air.

Posted May 20, 2014

Why is it so difficult for all the various columnists of both the left and the right to come to grips with the simple fact that the stock market has nothing to do with fundamentals as it once did?

Posted May 17, 2014

When Barack Obama was first elected President he took to the podium along with his smiling V.P. and announced that America would be brought back with “shovel ready” jobs.

Posted May 15, 2014

Periodically the Chief Market Strategist (CMS) at LPL Financial grabs the money headlines with dramatic pronouncements. I follow his Yoda-like pontifications for very personal reasons.