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Joshua M. Brown

Joshua M Brown is a New York City-based financial advisor and stockbroker.  He is also the author of The Reformed Broker blog and his work has been featured by virtually every major financial publication.  None of the opinions he expresses here should be construed as advice, research or an invitation to buy or sell any securities.

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Joshua M. Brown |
11.30.2012

Another Way to Think About the Economic Recovery

How It Could Have Gone Much Differently for the U.S.

 

Hi, I’m Josh Brown. You might know me from such shows as The Fast Money Halftime Report on CNBC or Breakout! with Jeff Macke.

I’m not an economist by training (thank god). I’m just a street smart kid who watches (and chronicles) everything,

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Joshua M. Brown |
11.01.2012

Can Hurricane Sandy Save the Economy?

Hurricane Sandy and the Importance of Jobs

I’m of the opinion that four years of writing taxpayer-funded fucking welfare checks and spending trillions on unemployment benefits was the dumbest possible thing on earth when you consider the state of the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and the social benefits inherent in putting people to

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Joshua M. Brown |
10.06.2012

Why NFL Players Go Broke

ESPN’s 30 for 30 Takes on Broke Athletes

“By the time they have been retired for two years, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress; within five years of retirement, an estimated 60 percent of former NBA players are broke.” - Sports Illustrated

Last night it seemed

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Joshua M. Brown |
09.12.2012

The Fall of Facebook

I’ll take the blame for Facebook’s Stock Drop

Facebook shareholders have watched $50 billion in valuation blown to smithereens in three months and now everyone wants to point a finger as to how that could’ve happened. I’m willing to take the blame.

In the fable The Emperor’s New Clothes, the the

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Joshua M. Brown |
08.22.2012

No, Mark Zuckerberg is Not the Next Bernie Madoff

The Facebook IPO was a mess. But it was not a ponzi scheme.

Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme ran for multiple decades and was, at one time, estimated to encompass roughly $50 billion dollars – a record-breaker. Underlying it was a legitimate business (broker-dealer, investment advisor, hedge fund) but

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Joshua M. Brown |
07.16.2012

Amazon’s New Threat to Retailers

Fool, this is a JACK MOVE!

Like Nino taking over the Carter Projects* and moving the manufacture, warehousing and distribution of crack cocaine right into the heart of the inner city, Jeff Bezos is about to turn battered local retailers into dead ones. Rock-a-bye, baby.

How do we know

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Joshua M. Brown |
07.11.2012

Do You Have to Be an Asshole to Get Rich?

Do you have to be aggressive and selfish to make it in America? How much of your success is a result of your upbringing and the right learned behavior? How much is genealogical? How much of it is simply due to the social class you

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Joshua M. Brown |
06.02.2012

Is China in a Recession?

China is in awful shape right now. Which kind of sucks when you consider that China was supposed to be the growth engine that would pull the world out of this morass. Oh well.

But how did we get here?

In 2008, with global markets in free-fall and the

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Joshua M. Brown |
05.23.2012

How Wall Street and Facebook Screwed Mom & Pop

I suppose congratulations are in order for Wall Street’s investment banks: There were seventeen individual investors left in the stock market and they’ve just had their throats slit.

Mission accomplished.

Last night, new allegations surfaced about how Facebook execs nonchalantly informed the underwriting banks of a coming revenue slowdown and

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Joshua M. Brown |
05.23.2012

How Wall Street and Facebook Screwed Mom & Pop

I suppose congratulations are in order for Wall Street’s investment banks: There were seventeen individual investors left in the stock market and they’ve just had their throats slit.

Mission accomplished.

Last night, new allegations surfaced about how Facebook execs nonchalantly informed the underwriting banks of a coming revenue slowdown and

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