Articles by Pat Tarkey

Nominated SEC chair raises eyebrows

President Barack Obama has officially nominated Mary Jo White to be the next head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. There is speculation that Obama chose White because he wanted someone that was going to be tough on Wall Street. The only issue is that Mary Jo White has a huge web of past connections…

Europe waits for German election results amid crisis

As the new year begins, it seems that the markets are on the rise. Today, the European finance ministers met for the first time this year to discuss the debt crisis. And, as a result, the futures in the U.S. markets are up, and even the Yen has jumped up from its two-year low. Germany’s…

Chinese economy experiencing downturn

This year marks one of the first years where China has faced economic problems after decades of unmatched growth. China’s slowdown became more pronounced in late 2011 and early 2012, as exports and then inventories fell. If growth continues to weaken this year, the government is going to have to take action by speeding up…