• Scenes from an Independent Brokerage Firm
    , May 21st, 2014 at 12:51 pm, Comments: 0

    I consider non-traded REITs or nREITS to be part of the group of investments that are just absolute murderholes for clients – they pay the […]

  • “The Stock Market is Rigged!”
    , March 30th, 2014 at 10:10 pm, Comments: 0

    Yes, I’m excited about Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys coming out this week but no, I don’t get worked up about high frequency trading anymore. […]

  • Of Brokers and Bankruptcy
    , March 6th, 2014 at 8:23 pm, Comments: 0

    Jerome P. Crabb said that “Crime is to man as fleas are to dog, the likelihood of its presence increases as the quality of one’s […]

  • The Last Chop Shops
    , February 1st, 2014 at 2:00 pm, Comments: 0

    The broker, nicknamed “The Platypus” for his splay-footed waddle and untucked shirts, turned to take a long look at a blonde woman walking by. By […]

  • My ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Review
    , December 29th, 2013 at 7:20 pm, Comments: 0

    Real quick – I finally managed to see The Wolf of Wall Street today, thought I’d write up some impressions… For starters, I began in […]

  • Daughter of the Boiler Room
    , December 29th, 2013 at 8:00 am, Comments: 0

    The day my father had to surrender to prison, I drove him. My mother had locked herself in the bathroom crying and throwing up, becoming […]

  • Most Innovative Under 40 List
    , November 8th, 2013 at 10:30 am, Comments: 0


  • Boiler Room Diaspora
    , October 5th, 2013 at 10:47 am, Comments: 0

    diaspora (di·as·po·ra) noun \dī-ˈas-p(ə-)rə, dē-\ the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland It’s almost over. It’s ending with […]

  • “absolutely out of control”
    , April 28th, 2013 at 6:00 pm, Comments: 0

    “I meet a lot of these people on Wall Street on a regular basis right now…I am going to put it very bluntly: I regard […]

  • Backstage Wall Street Turns One! Thank You!
    , March 20th, 2013 at 11:08 am, Comments: 0

    Wow. I can’t even believe that a year has passed since my book, Backstage Wall Street, first hit Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine […]