slightlywonkish

Gaurav Seetharam

Gaurav has been writing for The Motley Fool since December 2012. His core interests include banking, financial regulation, and macroeconomics. Oh, and Game of Thrones.

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Tue Jul 8

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How Two Harbors Embraced Adaptation For Big Success

Last year, Two Harbors gained $40 billion in mortgage servicing rights. They paid just $500 million. Now that's my kind of bargain.

Wed Jun 25

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Is JP Morgan Chase's Public Image Hurting Their Bottom Line?

The financial crisis burned any fidelity customers felt to their primary bank and their faith in the broader financial system. The mass hysteria that usually follows such crises was quelled by bailouts and a backstop by the Federal Reserve, but does [more]

Thu Jun 5

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The Dangers of High-Frequency Trading

Anat Admati tackles the tricky subject of high-frequency trading.

Sun Jun 1

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"JPMorgan Chase Is Far From a Fortress"

At an economics conference last month, Professor Admati and I sat down to discuss the central themes of her book (see full video below). Unsurprisingly, the conversation quickly turned to derivatives.

Mon May 19

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1 Way to Save Social Security

Former British Pensions Committee Chairman Adair Turner is all too familiar with the challenges faced by average citizens planning for their retirement.

Tue Apr 29

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This Huge Fall in Trading Could Actually Be a Good Thing For JPMorgan Chase

Over the last year trading revenues have slipped drastically, but is that such a bad thing?

Mon Mar 17

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Twitter Roundup: Herbalife Battle Between Ackman and Icahn

What happens when two billionaires disagree? Easy, the government steps in.

Thu Mar 13

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Google Balloons vs. Facebook Drones Battle for Wireless Internet Supremacy

Facebook and Google are gearing up to battle for control of the skies, as part of their mission to bring internet to the masses. Let's take stock of how far they still have to go.

Fri Feb 28

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Twitter Roundup: Joseph Stiglitz is Right About Inequality

I follow some pretty clever people who can cram a lot of insight into 140 characters. Once a week I curate my favorite tweets and add a little context to give you the big picture on a trending topic.

Mon Feb 24

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Twitter Roundup: Reactions to Facebook Buying WhatsApp

I follow some pretty clever people who can cram a lot of insight into 140 characters. Once a week I curate my favorite tweets and add a little context to give you the big picture on a trending topic.

Wed Feb 12

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Cloud Computing: How the Industry Will Evolve

Using the lessons Bruce Henderson, ex-CEO of Boston Consulting Group, we look at how the infrastructure-as-a-service market is likely to change in the coming years.

Wed Feb 5

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Net Neutrality: A Look Behind the Telecom Price War

Aggressive price cutting by AT&T has the market spooked about lower revenues for the telecom giants, but ignore the bears. If you want to understand what's really going on, take a look back at the history of net neutrality.

Tue Jan 7

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Why Bitcoin Is Doomed as a Currency

Forget what you've heard, the argument over Bitcoin's viability is not new. It's an old debate between economists over the nature of money.

Tue Dec 10

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Weill, Dimon, and the Cost of Big Banks

A look at how two financiers changed the relationship between banks and shareholders.

Tue Oct 8

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Japanese Economy Proof Abenomics Is Working

For everyone tired of the shutdown, the debt ceiling, and most of all Congress, Abenomics is a reason to hope for the best.

Mon Sep 23

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The Financial Regulators of Tomorrow

A look at the most powerful and important regulators for the next few years.

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