Volcker Rule Has New Opponents: Foreign Governments

The Volcker Rule, part of last year’s Dodd-Frank financial regulation law, which debars banks from participating in risky proprietary trading, has drawn stiff opposition from finance ministers from around the globe. A specific tenant of the rule that says that U.S. banks, and possibly some foreign banks that do...

RadioShack Down -25% Pre-Market: Morning Update

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories: GS Morning Update: “Asian Markets were mostly higher Tuesday as stocks in Hong Kong, in particular, rebounded from Monday’s weak showing. Investors continue to position around comments from European...

China Mobile Crushing Apple in High-End Market

One of the most significant marketing opportunities in the history of the global economy may be the emerging consumer market in China. According to a report in the SINO Daily dated January 17, 2012, “Urbanisation is an irreversible process and in the next 20 years, China's urban population will...

Investigations against MBSs Gain Momentum

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, pushed forward the idea of creating a new unit to investigate the financial excesses that led to the housing crisis, so that those accountable could be brought to law. The Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, formed to implement the president’s...

Mid-Day Market Report: Wall-Street down amid stalled Greek debt talks

Market Action   US:  Dow: 12623.63 (-0.29%), S&P 500: 1311.17 (-0.39%), NASDAQ: 2813.46 (-0.11%) Europe: CAC: 3265.64 (-1.63%), DAX: 6444.45 (-1.05%), FTSE: 5671.09 (-1.10%). Asia:China: 2285.04 (0.00%),Hong Kong: 20160.41 (-1.69%),India: 5087.30 (-2.26%),Japan: 8793.05 (-0.55%) Metals: Gold: 1729.70 (-0.14%), Silver: 33.53 (-0.77%), Copper: 3.82 (-1.67%) Energy: Crude Oil: 98.62 (-0.94%), Natural Gas: 2.75 (-0.11%) Commodities: Corn: 6.31...

Portuguese Bonds Now Yielding Over 15%

Ahead of the debt talks in Greece, and a key European Union summit,Portugal’s bond yields rose sharply on Monday.  At one point, 10-year Portuguese debt were trading 26 basis points higher at 15.54, while five-year debt was up 104 basis points at 21.44 in morning trade. The past two weeks...

Pre Market Morning News: RBS CEO Returning Bonus

Every morning the Street of Walls team puts out an update on market levels, today’s top stories, and active M&A deals. Today’s Top Stories: GS Morning Update: Markets in Asia were mostly lower Monday, with stocks in Hong Kong and China dropping in the first day of trading following the week-long Lunar...

Common Misconceptions About China

Why should Americans try to understand what is happening to the Chinese economy? Why would the average American citizen even consider what is happening on the other side of the world even an important subject for discussion?  We hear a lot about this issue in the news and in...

Europe’s highest dividend yield companies

Tim du Toit is editor and founder of Eurosharelab. On his website he reveals what more than 20 years of equity investment have taught him – sometimes at considerable cost. To discover how you can avoid costly mistakes and enjoy greater profits, sign up for his free newsletter “Investing...

How Facebook Can Win in China

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now? Let me be as direct as possible. Facebook cannot...

Step 2 of Becoming a Global Investor: Buffett and Russo

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now? In my previous article on Step 1 of Becoming a...

Why KKR Will Get Killed in China (Probably)

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now? His site is www.JeffreyTowson.com In late 2010, Henry...

Saudi Arabia’s Buttock-Clenching Week

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now?. His site is www.JeffreyTowson.com   It has been a...

5 Awesome Perks of Global Investing (and Living)

Source: Pixabay Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “ArabianWarren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now?. His site iswww.JeffreyTowson.com My home is...

Navigating 3 Real Estate Bubbles in 3 Countries

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “ArabianWarren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now?. His site iswww.JeffreyTowson.com The new Shanghai (and Chongqing)...

Could Egypt Be The Next Dubai?

Jeffrey Towson is the former Head of Direct Investments for Middle East North Africa and Asia Pacific for Prince Waleed, nicknamed by Time Magazine as the “Arabian Warren Buffett”. He is the author of the global investing book “What Would Ben Graham Do Now?. His site iswww.JeffreyTowson.com Yes it can....

What Happened To Li Lu?

The whole story this week was about Todd Combs. The story seemed strange as Combs was unheard of until Berkshire Hathway announced his appointed as an investment officer, earlier this week. However, what got lost in the story was what happened to Li Lu. The day after the news...

Benjamin Graham on Special Situations

Benjamin Graham gives a clear definition of what he considers a special situation. Below is a quote from Graham: First, just what is meant by a “special situation”?Convention has not jelled sufficiently to permit a clear-cut and final definition.In the broader sense, a special situation is one in which a...

Why Did Berkshire Hathaway Reduce Its Stake In Exxon Mobil?

Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway released its most recent 13-F yesterday afternoon. The information revealed unusual activity in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio during the fourth quarter. There was a lot of buying and selling of various positions for a long term investor. Overall, Warren Buffett was a net seller in the fourth quarter of...

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