May 2009

CEO Pay Cuts Inadequate, Sweeping Reform Needed


David Callaway is right: This nation needs more than grilled millionaire on the menu. While intelligent reforms to executive compensation are essential — sweeping reforms and not mere dabbling — we must do more than audit the menu. It is time to reform the discriminatory nature of the meal club as well. Compensation guidelines are not enough. We must alter the means by which investment rewards in public markets are acquired.

Long-term Realities Trump Volatility


Will the U.S. government get its budget deficit under control? A great deal depends upon what the stock market does — a market that may be entering a “boar market” phase where unpredictability is the tusked creature’s game. Stock market action over the last six weeks has been predictably bullish because of the consistent investment activity of trend following systems following the March technical reversal.