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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The US House Financial Services Committee has advanced a bill to make the Federal Reserve the primary regulator of the Volcker rule. The measure would replace the five entities currently regulating the Volcker rule and lower the capital requirements banks need to meet leverage restrictions. Reuters (21 Mar.)
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its key interest rate to a range between 1.5% and 1.75%, an increase of a quarter of a percentage point, in its first meeting under Chairman Jerome Powell. The rate-setting committee responded to a stronger economic outlook by signaling a brisker rate of increases in 2019 and 2020 than it has suggested in the past. Bloomberg (free registration) (21 Mar.)
The proposed Pan-European Personal Pensions should be approved by national authorities rather than the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, said Brian Hayes, an Irish member of the European People's Party. The pensions still would be governed by criteria that are consistent throughout the EU, he noted. MLex (subscription required) (21 Mar.)
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