Wall Street Quotes by John Sununu, Anthony Scaramucci, Melvin Van Peebles, Adena Friedman, John Garamendi, Peter Navarro and many others.
The basic problem is for a congressman or a president to get elected, they need obscene amounts of money. And the only place you can get obscene amounts of money is from Wall Street and the big corporations who benefit from shipping our jobs and our factories overseas – that’s the fundamental political problem.
The individual incentive not to commit crime on Wall Street now is almost zero.
I think voters want somebody who understands their problems. You’re right that they don’t expect the president to fix everything. When he’s wrestling with Congress and Wall Street and the rest of the world, they hope he’ll be looking at things from their vantage point.
The Tea Party grew out of indignation over the Wall Street bailout – an indignation shared by the vast majority of Americans. But the Tea Party ended up directing its ire at government rather than at big business and Wall Street.
In the 1920s, Wall Street was a world that was really dominated by professional speculators and stock pools. These people had a monopoly over information.
During my 30 years on Wall Street, taxes on ‘unearned income‘ have bounced up and down with regularity, and I’ve never detected any change in the appetite for hard work and accumulating wealth on the part of myself or any of my fellow capitalists.
One of the greatest technicians of all time was a man named W. D. Gann (1878-1955). He had tremendous success predicting market moves much in advance. Legend has it that he occasionally sent notes to ‘The Wall Street Journal’, which accurately predicted tops and bottoms in grain markets months ahead of time.
The new social question is: democracy or the rule of the financial markets. We are currently witnessing the end of an era. The neoliberal ideology has failed worldwide. The U.S. movement Occupy Wall Street is a good example of this.
The economy may be complex, but Americans understand that the Wall Street banks control an outsized portion of the economy and that they have an outsized interest in their own profits.
I think very few people still understand the distinction between CEOs on Wall Street and the hedge-fund billionaires operating separately.
I can see this on Wall Street today – I can see this with the securitization of everything is that, everything is looked at as a securitization opportunity. People are looked at as commodities. I don’t believe that our forefathers had that same belief.
I’m a conservative. I believe in the idea of freedom and liberty, but more importantly, look at my voting background. I voted against bailing out Wall Street. I voted against, never voted for, a tax increase.
Certainly, Occupy Wall Street protesters have different ideas about the movement’s mission. Many of the marchers I met even disagreed on the purpose of their trek – some thought it was about getting to Washington to protest the ‘supercommittee’; others thought it was about visiting other Occupations.
It is a truth universally acknowledged on Wall Street that original research is on life support. Serious research can be bad for business, as well as expensive.
I think that, in addition of the intersection of media and technology, there has also been an intersection between technology and finance, which is something I find a little closer to home, seeing as I spend so much time covering Wall Street banks.
In the 1990s, the Democratic Party began to cozy up to their long-time enemies: Wall Street Bankers. They took their money and relaxed their regulations until the Great Recession forced the Democrats via Dodd-Frank to re-regulate the banks.
The only good political movement I’ve seen lately was Occupy Wall Street. They had no leaders, which was genius. But unfortunately it always ends up with some hippy playing a flute.
In general, great companies prefer to grow ‘organically,’ as Wall Street likes to say. That is, from the inside out, by finding new markets or by taking market share from their competitors.
There is a great deal of sympathy amongst workers for the Occupy Wall Street movement. We understand their frustration.
Wall Street has come a long way from the insider-dominated world that was blown apart by the Great Depression.
Wall Street is always too biased toward short-term profitability and biased against long-term growth.
In truth, government has been good to Wall Street and big business.
My grandmother got her law degree from Syracuse University in roughly 1911 and later co-founded with her husband an investment banking firm on Wall Street known as Lebenthal & Co.
Just as Wall Street needs to break the hold of the bonus culture, which drives risk-taking that is rational for individuals but damaging to the financial system, so science must break the tyranny of the luxury journals. The result will be better research that better serves science and society.
Washington told Wall Street, ‘We’re going to let y’all regulate yourselves.’ The Republicans were in charge. They never said a word.
Success of bitcoin and the exchanges that deal in it could be interpreted by some to mean the demise of central banks, Wall Street, and the Washington insiders who trade on inside information and market manipulation.
You can look at what I did in the Senate. I did introduce legislation to rein in compensation. I looked at ways that the shareholders would have more control over what was going on in that arena. And specifically said to Wall Street, that what they were doing in the mortgage market was bringing our country down.
We’re going to be aggressive on Wall Street and in Albany and on Medicaid fraud.
I believe in humanitarian capitalism, and there are good people on Wall Street.
There’s a difference between an outburst of spontaneous anger, which doesn’t have a political objective, and a more measured response that we saw in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Wall Street has become a veritable casino.
People don’t trust government, they don’t trust Wall Street, they don’t trust the church, they don’t trust the media.
The dirty little secret on Wall Street: Eighty percent of the Wall Street executives‘ and their spouses‘ donations go to Democrats. It’s like they’ve got some kind of little sweet deal, where we’ll call you fat cats and demean you and stuff, but you will get richer than your wildest dreams.
I feel strongly that the Democratic body is supposed to be representing the average American who is unaware and incapable of defending themselves when it comes to things like Wall Street abusing them.
‘The Big Short’ is, among other things, a blistering, detailed indictment of the way Wall Street does business, and its particular villains are the investment banks.
Occupy Wall Street is meant more as a way of life that spreads through contagion, creates as many questions as it answers, aims to force a reconsideration of the way the nation does business and offers hope to those of us who previously felt alone in our belief that the current economic system is broken.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have deep ties to corporate money. They both have a detailed and complexed view of how some on Wall Street manipulate the game. They know where the excesses are and who is to blame. If willing to take on their friends, they both could reform Wall Street from the inside.
In market research I did at Microsoft Corp. in the early 1990s, I estimated that the ‘Wall Street Journal’ took in about 75 cents per copy from subscribers, $1.25 at the newsstand and a whopping $5 per copy from ads. The ad revenue let them run a far bigger newsroom than subscribers were paying for.
I really did like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ But not seeing women represented in that world, it definitely had less resonance for me.
I decided I was going to go to Wall Street, and I was introduced to some people… I met a guy who knew a bond trader at Pressprich, and he got me to meet him and the guy that ran their sales department, Jack Collin.
I loved working on Wall Street. I loved the meritocracy of it and the camaraderie of the trading floor.
We can’t just be the party of redistribution of wealth; we need to be the party of the creation of wealth in communities all over the country, not to just Silicon Valley, not just Wall Street, but all over.
The Republican Party is doubling down on this trickle-down theory that says, ‘Thou shalt concentrate wealth at the very top of our society. Thou shalt remove regulation from wherever you find it, even on Wall Street. And thou shalt keep wages low for American workers so that we can be more competitive.’
It’s no secret that big institutional investors have a lot of advantages on Wall Street. They get the first chance to buy hot initial public offerings. They get to meet in person with companies’ managements.
It’s impossible to translate Wall Street greed into one or two demands.
By incentivizing Wall Street players to sniff out inefficient or corrupt companies and bet against them, short-selling acts as a sort of policing system; legal short-sellers have been instrumental in helping expose firms like Enron and WorldCom.
Americans have known about mounting inequality and king-sized Wall Street bonuses for years. But we also had an entire genre of journalism dedicated to brushing the problem off.
I love the characters in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘House of Cards.’
When the only people in mainstream discourse who care about the working class are Wall Street investors, it really is time to ask where our politics went wrong.
Wall Street wants to keep its schemes too complicated to understand so that the roulette wheel can keep turning.
There are those on Wall Street and in the plutocracy who feel that Geithner is a hero who deftly steered the country from economic ruin. To many ordinary Americans, however, he is considered a Wall Street puppet and a servant of the so-called banksters.
People are rightfully upset about Wall Street abuses and excess.
I’ve felt for some time that economics needs to be taught differently by economists who actually have had experience making a payroll or investing on Wall Street. When economics is taught by pure academics, watch out.
I really like to read when I’m eating – ‘The New York Times‘ or the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ paper version.
The issue is the Republican Party has been paying too much attention to Wall Street and not enough attention to Main Street.
I don’t think I’m an angry person. I think I’m a person who’s angry. I’m angry at the Bush administration; I’m angry at the right wing media. And by that I don’t mean the media is right wing. I mean, there is a part of the media that’s not the mainstream media. That’s Fox, that is ‘The Wall Street Journal’ editorial page.
It’s funny, you know: my mother-in-law, who doesn’t have an ounce of nerd in her, is just so excited by the fact that I write ‘Batman‘ because she’ll see an article about me in the ‘Washington Post‘ or ‘The Wall Street Journal’ or something. And that means so much to me.
You can’t manage Wall Street. Wall Street has its own viewpoints on everything. I have always believed, if you manage your business correctly, Wall Street will take care of itself.
These Wall Street types, they’re not exactly the kind of people you want your children turning into. They’re really not very smart. They’re certainly not thoughtful or kind. They’re often poorly-educated, mostly ignorant and always self-interested and greedy.
We as a people need to declare that we stand with rule of law and not with the false tales of the revolutionary Marxist forces, who most recently have rebranded themselves from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.
Having billions of dollars immediately available to plug budget holes without raising taxes is very appealing. And to the delight of Wall Street investors, state and local governments often fail to ask the important questions or consider the long-term impact.
With the derivatives market larger than ever, we need way more regulation of Wall Street, not less.
Newt Gingrich is a boastful kind of guy. But when it comes to Wall Street, the former House speaker is surprisingly modest.
I actually never thought that Barack Obama was anything but a typical Democratic party politician, which to me meant that he was probably in bed with Wall Street.
I supported myself by delivering the ‘Wall Street Journal’ and doing odd jobs. I love plumbing and carpentry.
Whatever the motivation of the ‘Wall Street Journal’ and other right-wing publications, it is clearly long past time for the climate denial scheme to come in from the talk shows and the blogosphere and have to face the kind of an audience that a civil RICO investigation could provide.
I always felt that Jay Z, if he had a different upbringing, could be on Wall Street or in politics. If you really listen to Jay Z talk, he’s kind of the smartest guy in the room.
Occupy has to continue as a bold, in-your-face movement – occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, campuses and Wall Street itself. We need weekly – if not daily – nonviolent assaults right on Wall Street.
If anything, one would think we learn from Brexit is we need a strong, stable banking system, not one to repeal the consumer bureau and repeal Dodd-Frank and give Wall Street what it wants. That would be the worst kind of response.
The vast majority of the people employed by Wall Street are the secretary who goes in to work on the Long Island Rail Road, who makes fifty, sixty, seventy thousand dollars a year.
Washington, D.C., is the new Wall Street. No significant financial transaction of any consequence occurs without it.
What you’re seeing with Occupy Wall Street and the others are people who are unhappy and they’re directing their unhappiness now toward Wall Street and toward those they think are doing too well in our society.
With ‘Black Rain,’ I spent a lot of time with homicide detectives, and I spent a lot of time with different brokers on ‘Wall Street.’ It helps get the rhythm of the piece and the tone, and how overplayed or underplayed it might be. That’s also the magic of movies: You get to hang out and live these different lives.
In the time of the robber barons, my great grandfather insisted on reinvesting and sharing profits with workers… He was told he was a socialist, that he was not welcome on Wall Street.
The Dome is a metaphor that could mean anything – it could be nuclear fallout, terrorists – I’ve always been fascinated with stories where people’s roles are flipped on their heads, be it the Wall Street guy, the techno guy, etc. All of those things are only successful when there are people and money around.
Murdoch paid too much for the Wall Street Journal even when he didn’t have any competition.
Whatever will happen has to be based on long-term policies and strategies of resistance. We had the Occupy Wall Street movement, but when they had to step up and organize in a more institutional way, the whole movement dissolved.
The over-representation of Wall Street banks in senior government positions sends a bad message. It tells people that one – and only one – point of view will dominate economic policymaking.
It isn’t enough just to scream at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. We need our political system to start reflect this anger back into, ‘How do we fix it? How do we get the economy going again?’
When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like a very risky proposition and all my friends were going to law school or med school or Wall Street.
If we take care of the customers and associates and grow the business, Wall Street will be pleased.
People talk about Wall Street greed, but one of the things many people don’t understand is that there are a lot of organizations that have been the recipient of largess from the same Wall Street.
Wall Street has played a role in everyone’s life, and it has been vilified by everyone, but I think that the average trader didn’t have a sense of what was coming. The culture is so vacuous, it’s possible to come to it straight out of college and never have a real adult life, even if you have the wife and kids.
I joined Bloomberg Television as an anchor in 2011 after spending fourteen years on Wall Street. In many ways, the industries are similar: it’s about relationship-building, trust, and problem solving.
Why, over her political career has Wall Street been a major – the major campaign contributor to Hillary Clinton? You know, maybe they’re dumb and they don’t know what they’re going to get, but I don’t think so.
The reality is that the institutional framework in which Wall Street operates is fundamentally inappropriate, and it inevitably generates violent fluctuations of the market.
It’s easier to write about what you know. I wouldn’t write about a Wall Street broker, for example.
Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it.
The best tech companies are led by founders with entrepreneurial zeal and strong egos. They consistently deliver what we want and what we need, at prices that decrease over time. The Wall Street firm is a long-standing institution with a more established hierarchy.
When I came out of Stanford, I looked at my brilliant classmates, who were going into Wall Street high finance, Silicon Valley, advanced engineering, and I said to myself, ‘Jeff, go into an industry where nobody can add.’
I believe women who are supported by men are prostitutes; that is that, and I am heartbroken to live through a time where Wall Street money means these women are not treated with due disdain.
Individual participation in the stock market through 401(k)s helped fuel the go-go days of Wall Street in the 1980s and birthed asset management juggernauts like Fidelity, Vanguard, Pimco, BlackRock, and dozens of others.
Unlike the Tea Party, who see themselves as the customers of government, people in the Occupy Wall Street movement understand that we are the government. Stated most simply, we are trying to run a 21st-century society on a 13th-century economic operating system. It just doesn’t work.
We must not let the panicky Wall Street wheeler-dealers and the Trump-hating establishment state media talk us into a recession. We must keep the focus on the real economy, not the fake economy.
I think this Occupy Wall Street thing is great. I think that is a good thing and that people need to stand up, voice their opinions, and be heard.
Wall Street is broken for sure because it succumbed to greed and corruption and pure speculation with no values.
You will find that every successful entrepreneur has suffered many setbacks. These entrepreneurs just forget to mention these when they are doing interviews with the ‘Wall Street Journal’ or Bloomberg TV.
The Fed has got to become a more democratic institution that is responsive to the needs of the middle class, not just Wall Street CEOs.
We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it – not by turning it over to Wall Street.
My impression of Wall Street growing up was certainly that it was like the big, bad place where all of the men did the bad things with our money.
The ‘Wall Street Journal’ is quite irate that I rank them with industry front groups and cranks denying climate change. But they have a record whenever industrial pollutants are involved. Look at the ‘Journal”s commentary on acid rain, on the ozone layer, and on climate change.
We are watching industries crumble, Wall Street firms disappear, unemployment spike, and unprecedented government intervention. And our designated opinion leaders want to know: Is Obama up this week? Is he down? And is his leadership style more like Bill Clinton’s, or Abraham Lincoln‘s?
Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich supported the Wall Street bailout.
Mrs. Clinton is the embodiment of a corrupt establishment owned by special interests, having personally enriched herself by giving closed-door speeches to Wall Street firms and the big banks.
Internet companies created the social-media tools that fueled the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street insurgencies, and that have helped political candidates rally grass-roots support.
Years ago, as I was beginning my professional career on Wall Street, I volunteered as a Big Brother in New York City.
The reason we have not gone to newspapers is because its a slow growth industry and I think they are dying. I’m not sure there will be newspapers in 10 years. I read newspapers every day. I even read Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal.
You have friends, and they die. You have a disease, someone you care about has a disease, Wall Street people are scamming everyone, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. That’s what we’re surrounded by all the time.
Wall Street sharks will go where they smell the blood, and you cannot change that.
Silicon Valley is like Wall Street in that it will fill and pursue market opportunities to their logical extremes.
The similarities are limited but real. They amount to a shared disgust with politics as usual in America. The Tea Party focuses on the federal government; Occupy Wall Street focuses on corporate America and its influence over the government.
The main event isn’t bitcoin. It’s using the blockchain to disrupt other industries and Wall Street.
I follow blogs, particularly all the main political ones – Guido Fawkes, Iain Dale, Coffee House, Paul Waugh, Iain Martin in the Wall Street Journal, and so on. And some American ones, like the Huffington Post, Gawker, Boing Boing; or Eater and Daily Candy, also American, which are about where to go to eat.
When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success; when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work?
Occupy Wall Street means making Wall Street and the corporate power elite understand that the people affected by the binge of unregulated greed are not going away, and they are not going to give up.
Any Wall Street advertising that does not go into the boring details of methodology is most likely to be pushing past performance.
Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did.
On Wall Street, the industry in which I grew up, a culture in which ‘my word is my bond’ shifted over the past few decades toward one where the big print can say ‘Free’ while the small print gives the real costs.
I had a choice between working on Wall Street or doing consulting or working at a start-up, and I got a job at a start-up. I was one of the first employees there, and I did everything for them, and it was so much fun.
We can code wills, escrows, trusts, notaries, revokable charge backs, proof of contracts, intellectual property enforcement. What Wall Street does can be done in code by Bitcoin.
In the same way that Occupy Wall Street forever elevated that concept of income inequality, the Black Lives Matter protesters have elevated the idea of inequity in policing as it relates to minority communities.
I don’t know anyone on Wall Street who goes to work every day thinking of anything but how to increase their bonus.
Wall Street, like every industry, has good and bad players.
Wall Street apparently takes and then forgets, and then comes after the guns of law-abiding American citizens and small businesses.
One of many strengths that I often see in successful women on Wall Street is a responsible balance between risk taking and risk mitigation – the ability to assess situations smartly and make the right medium-to-long-term decisions without being lured into reckless, short-term profit-taking.
I have watched ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ like eight times.
The minute a Wall Street firm purchases your debt, your bank no longer has it on its financial statement, which then allows the bank to look for more credit card customers. That’s one reason why you get so many credit card offers.
In reality, Senator Shelby’s Financial Regulatory Improvement Act is nothing more than a wish list for the Wall Street bankers that fund his campaign.
I’ve never been on Wall Street. And I care about Wall Street for one reason and one reason only because what happens on Wall Street matters to Main Street.
If I looked good in ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ I cannot take full credit; it was because of the hair extensions and makeup.
A wonderful innovation of the Occupy Wall Street movement was the use of the human microphone – the name given to the body of the audience repeating, amplifying, each statement made by the speaker.
I went public in 2002 in America, and do you know what Wall Street valued my concession in Macau at? Zero.
I wouldn’t in any way say I distanced myself from Wall Street.
I’m not a Wall Street expert, but I can read the papers.
I come from Wall Street, and you’ll never see me do a PowerPoint because I’m all about Excel spreadsheets. If it’s not in the numbers, I don’t care how strategic it is; it doesn’t play out.
No doubt bias exists everywhere, but Wall Street is a ferocious battlefield with everyone in search of the next rainmaker or best strategy. It shouldn’t matter who delivers it.
Is Wall Street the rightful master of our economic fate? Or should we choose a broader form of sovereignty?
I don’t think I’m at all boring. And my children don’t think I’m boring. I don’t think Wall Street thought I was boring, either, when I went after them.
You will notice that the Occupy Wall Street crowds – and the progressives who support them – focus on bringing the wealthy down to earth rather than lifting the 99 percent. They have a nearly religious belief that too much wealth is fundamentally immoral and unhealthy for society.
Wall Street is in trouble because Main Street is broke.
I didn’t leave Wall Street because the work was against my nature – I do have a pretty good head for numbers. I left because I had this love for writing.
The largest newspaper in the United States is only reaching 1 percent of population. We are kind of assuming that ‘Wall Street Journal,’ ‘USA Today,’ and other newspapers are very important. Yes, they’re extremely important, but only to 1 percent of the population on a daily basis.
By the 1890s, the leading Wall Street bankers were becoming increasingly disgruntled with their own creation, the National Banking System… while the banking system was partially centralized under their leadership, it was not centralized enough.
Cristin Milioti! Who you might know from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ or ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ A pure delight.
Hating Wall Street is an American tradition that dates back even to the days when Thomas Jefferson cursed that money lover Alexander Hamilton. And for centuries, the complaints about it have largely stayed the same: ‘It does nothing! It creates chaos! It’s a parasite that sucks hardworking Americans dry!’
We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else.
At the end of a down day on Wall Street, we all need to be able to sleep peacefully at night. That comfort won’t come from our bank balance.
President Obama‘s proposal to raise the top rate to 39 percent is equal to the rate under President Clinton in the 1990s when Wall Street reached record high levels and the economy produced lots of jobs.
Wall Street, in the main, hates uncertainty, which manifests itself in depressed share prices of companies whose prospects lack ‘visibility.’ But where the market can err is in confusing uncertainty with risk.
We need to hold Wall Street accountable for issuing the kinds of deceptive loans that nearly brought our economy to its knees in 2008.
It’s a very enclosed world on Wall Street.
What I immediately recognized about Wall Street in 1983 was that it was a continuation of my career in theater. Wall Street is a big theater, and it’s all illusions.
Panama is a country that’s been dealing with issues of identity since its very birth. It was born on Wall Street. It was born out of engineering construction. It was the canal. Because of the canal, the country was born, so the country has been divided into pro-canal and against-canal people for so long.
We just haven’t had enough women in senior roles on Wall Street overall – fewer women in the investment banking function overall as well.
Trends suck you in, anywhere in the world, patterns you don’t even see. It’s so easy. Look at Wall Street – look at any sports team in the world – there are trends. Look at exercising. Nothing but patterns and trends, and that’s what I started to see. Like a flock of birds all flying in one direction.
The people of Kentucky have had enough. They have had enough of bailouts for Wall Street banks.
I thought Obama was in a position to do some things. I thought 2008 was a turning point in history, with him and the Wall Street crash happening at the same time, but you just learn that those entrenched powers were really entrenched; those decayed institutions were really decayed.
Over the next decade, there will be disruption as significant as the Internet was for publishing, where blockchain is going to disrupt dozens of industries, one being capital markets and Wall Street.
The war to rein in Wall Street excess is never over.
It’s time to put the national interest before the interests of Wall Street.
Obama, in pursuit of power, has been as greedy and irresponsible as any Wall Street tycoon in pursuit of money.
The post-crisis perception, at least in the media, appears to be one of Americans being held down by Wall Street, by big companies in the private sector, and by the wealthy. Capitalism is on trial. I see it a little differently. If a lender offers me free money, I do not have to take it.
Two opposite and instructive figures in U.S. journalism during the Trump years are Gerard Baker, editor of the Wall Street Journal, and Martin Baron, editor of the Washington Post.
Here’s the perversity of Wall Street’s psychology: The more Wall Street is convinced that Washington will act rationally and raise the debt ceiling, most likely at the 11th hour, the less pressure there will be on lawmakers to reach an agreement. That will make it more likely a deal isn’t reached.
Although we work through financial markets, our goal is to help Main Street, not Wall Street.
Conservatives may believe that impoverished borrowers destroyed Wall Street. But we liberals will not fool ourselves that stupid bankers sank conservatism for good.
Wall Street is populated by a bunch of people whose primary goal is to make money, and the rules are pretty much caveat emptor.
I never realized that growing up in Brooklyn, flying jets, working on Wall Street and starring in a sci-fi series was the prerequisite for the fast-paced demands of talk radio. But, if that’s what it takes to succeed, I’m glad I did it all.