Category: Crisis

5 FRED Charts Every CEO Should Watch

FRED is a free resource for analyzing global economic data. It used to be tedious gathering data from various economics sites to analyze and graph in Excel. Now it’s a snap to search for a key indicator and have FRED generate a pretty chart that can be easily…

Is Cash Obsolete ?

Could cash become obsolete ? There has been a lot of speculation that the FED will soon drive interest rates negative rather than raising even a token 0.25%. This effectively means banks will start “charging” customers to keep money on deposit. What would likely follow…

Finding Consulting Niches (Part 1)

I spend a lot of time thinking about how to find unique consulting niches to fill as a consultant/entrepreneur. Creating new value for customers is always in demand but often difficult to systematize. Occasionally I come across an interview of an entrepreneur who…

Carl Icahn – ‘Danger Ahead’

When even Carl Icahn is going public with the severity of financial bubbles you know things are getting serious… I’m wondering if the billionaires are all trying to go on record before the bubbles burst to blame it all on…

New York mansions for sale by the dozens…

I was up in Bedford, New York this weekend. Bedford is generally an enclave for the wealthy who like to keep a country estate not far from NYC. I happened past one (of many) real-estate offices and noticed a flyer for…

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere……

ZeroHedge To put this in perspective, according to CapIq, there were just 95 companies in the S&P500 with a market cap over $50 billion, suggesting Uber which did not exist when Lehman filed for bankruptcy, now has a market capitalization…