Several days ago we sat down with a man who has his finger on the pulse of the markets better than most, Phil Pearlman, executive editor of StockTwits. Besides that role, Pearlman is also a former hedge fund manager and a clinical psychologist so he is well-qualified to discuss behavioral finance, as well as a concept he is calling the “Freudian Put.” Last, find out what is happening at StockTwits firsthand.
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Jason Voss, CFA, is a content director at CFA Institute, where he tirelessly focuses on improving the ability of investors to better serve end clients. He is the author of the Foreword Reviews Business Book of the Year Finalist, The Intuitive Investor. Jason also ran a successful blog titled What My Intuition Tells Me Now. Previously, Voss was a portfolio manager at Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., where he co-managed the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund. He holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado.
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US Sens. Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren have criticized Randal Quarles, vice chairman for supervision at the Federal Reserve, for backing a proposal to relax the supplementary leverage ratio for the eight largest banks. Fed Governor Lael Brainard cast the sole vote against the proposal. MLex (subscription required) (21 May.)
Investors are selling off Italian bonds amid concerns about the political landscape, as two populist parties develop a government, and about a potential request to write down debt. The two-year yield is the highest in almost three years at 0.28%, and the 10-year yield was 20 basis points higher Monday compared with Friday. Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (21 May.)
Chinese and US negotiators have agreed on an outline of a compromise under which the US lifts a ban on domestic companies' sales to Chinese telecommunication firm ZTE, sources say. As an alternative, ZTE reportedly must revamp management and might have to pay large fines. MarketWatch (22 May.)
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