Wall Street

Crowdfunding to the rescue for small investors

The Great Recession has apparently changed the way individual Americans view investing.  Buying stocks is no longer seen as safe for long or short-term investment and trading is way down.  Credit Suisse Trading Strategy reports that daily trading in American stocks continues to fall and is down almost 50% from…

Trickle down tax cuts: A broken record

The Hill’s Congressional BlogOctober 27, 2011 By Lew Prince, managing partner of Vintage Vinyl, an independent music store in St. Louis.    I’m one of those “job creators” members of Congress profess to admire so much. Thirty-two years ago, my partner and I started a small business with $300 worth of…

Wake up, America, or lose the trade war

Below are some excerpts from an opinion editorial by former South Carolina U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings (1966-2005) that ran in today’s Charleston Post and Courier.  Never one to mince words, Mr. Hollings lays the blame for our economic condition on the “free traders”.  In his opinion, resurrecting our country’s manufacturing is the…