Video on the Federal Reserve

While in NYC, I did two videos on the Federal Reserve for  Here is the first of them.  The second one should be published soon.  Please pardon my inability as I express myself, but it’s a fair picture of what I look like, sound like, and how I think (or not) on my feet.

I got to see what a day at is like, from the video facilities, to how coverage changes as news breaks (Merrill Lynch being the example du jour).  I got to meet several people face-to-face who I had never met before: James Altucher, Kristin Bentz (indeed fair-haired and ingenious), George Moriarty, Gregg Greenberg, Simon Constable, Farnoosh Torabi (of course), Mark DeCambre, and many other members of the staff.  Especially fun was lunch with my editor Gretchen Lembach.  I saw a few others that I knew (including James Cramer, who was in a good mood, but busy, as you can imagine.  I don’t think he recognized me.), but they were busy.  It’s a low key, fun, and connected kind of place; I’ve never seen as many monitors showing CNBC in one place, aside from some of the bulge bracket trading floors.

After my time at The, I had an interview with a major insurance company in NYC.  Hopefully something will come of that, even if it is only a consulting relationship.  One impressive thing about the company that I visited: the offices of the senior management were the most modest that I have seen in the industry.  In any business, that’s a good sign; it shows that they are concerned about the shareholders.

It is also possible that my relationship with will expand as well.  I’ll be putting together a proposal for them, and we will see where it goes.  Oh, one more thing; if anyone reading this is short TSCM, do yourself a favor and cover.

Tickers mentioned: TSCM