Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 5:01 PM ET

Priced in? No Boost for Equities after Fed Announcement

Posted By: Ash Bennington
A roundup of the day's headlines. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 4:43 PM ET

Mohamed El-Erian's Phony Political Courage

Posted By: John Carney
We were discussing the order in which the Devil had invented war, pestilence, and risk-weighted securities at the back table of a small restaurant. The waiter kept coming by offering small bowls of bread, menus and other things intended to encourage us to take solids with our lunch. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

Fed Easing: Bigger & Longer Than Expected

Posted By: John Carney
Some quick notes on the FOMC announcement. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 2:58 PM ET

Sorry, Barry Ritholtz, SIPA Was Totally a Bailout of Wall Street

Posted By: John Carney
My argument for the regulatory roots of the transformation of Wall Street firms from private partnerships to publicly-held companies has provoked an unexpected reaction. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

Main Street Has Spoken—What Small Business Wants From the New Congress

Posted By: Lori Ann LaRocco
No question. Our long ailing economy played a deciding role in delivering the Republicans a victory in last night's elections. Six out of ten voters say that the economy was their primary concern. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

Bank of America Gets Rid of Blackrock Stake

Posted By: Cadie Thompson
Bank of America will be selling most of it's Blackrock stake, reducing it's stake to 12.6 percent from 33.9 percent, according to an offering document, Reuters reports. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

Gridlock=Doom: PIMCO's El-Erian

Posted By: Ash Bennington
The popular wisdom goes — especially in certain libertarian circles — that political gridlock can be advantageous for the economy. The thinking is that when political parties are at loggerheads in the »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

Hedge Fund Managers A Bust At The Polls

Posted By: Ash Bennington
The view from inside the rarefied world of hedge funds will not remain unrepresented in the US Congress. Sort of. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 11:02 AM ET

So Long, Tim Geithner

Posted By: John Carney
There will be heavy pressure from within the Democratic party for the Obama administration to make changes that will both publicly mark a change of direction for the administration and privately send a message to party insiders that the White House is accepting its share of the blame for the loss of the House of Representatives. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

Merrill Analysts Affirm Consensus: Look For The Full $500 Billion From The Fed

Posted By: Ash Bennington
The Federal Reserve today is likely to announce a $500 billion program to buy US Treasurys over the next six months, analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch say in a report issued this morning. »Read more

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