Misunderstanding the Fed Balance Sheet — A Costly Mistake

At "A Dash" our principal mission is identifying the real experts on various topics. There are so many sources of information and analysis.  The business models for financial media depend upon ratings, so popularity rules.  The easiest way to connect with readers or viewers is via the anecdote, the dramatic chart, and analysis that can […]

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Popular and Critical Acclaim

Over at The Big Picture Barry Ritholtz has some great suggestions about improving financial television.  We agree with the entire list, but especially like the following: 1. Stop Yelling. Stop interrupting. Stop Talking Over Each Other:  This is not Jerry Springer, its serious business. People’s retirement and investments are at stake. Please treat it that […]

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Does Blogging Enable Market Manipulation?

The greatest strength of financial blogs is also a potential weakness.  There is so much information that readers frequently rely upon the interpretation of the writer.  Most people do not click through to the supporting links.  They go to their favorite sources for information, and generally rely upon the interpretation of the writer. We know […]

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The Wide-Ranging Thoughts of Dan Niles

We always turn up the sound and back up the TIVO when we see  Dan Niles on financial television.   He has a well-deserved reputation for great knowledge of what is happening in technology, especially semiconductors. He combines this information with superior analytical skills. We were treated to several of these conclusions in his CNBC interview […]

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