Regulatory Reform

By Joe Day

I received the following Member e-mail from the CFA Institute.  It discusses the state of the current financial reform regulations being pushed through Congress and stresses the areas that need further attention.  I think it does a good job of highlighting the real risks that are still prevalent in the industry, even if this recent round of reforms become law. … Read more

The Great Stabilisation

By Joe Day

This is a great article from the Economist.  It really highlights why the recent recovery is facing significant dangers ahead.  The shift from government funded recovery to privately managed recovery is a process that will be extremely difficult to manage. (Click here to read article)

Gold Can’t Beat Checking Accounts 30 Years After Peak

By Joe Day

I think this is a very timely article regarding gold prices and investment returns over the last several decades: (Click here to read article)

BofA Repaying TARP Funds

By Joe Day

It will be interesting to see if other banks follow suit.   The pay czar’s restrictions on compensation, seems to be the biggest motivator for BofA to find ways to exit its TARP obligations, seeing as it has been unsuccessful at find a new CEO to lead the bank, under the current restrictions. (Click to read article)

Social Networking Put to the Test by DARPA

By Joe Day

Not a financial story, but a fascinating one: (Click here to read article)


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bio3Joe Day, CFA is the Founder of Bear Mountain Capital. Joe started the company after spending many years advising high net worth clients with a leading global wealth management firm. Joe earned the right to use the CFA designation from the CFA Institute in 2011. He also holds a degree in Business Administration, with a Major in Finance from Gonzaga University.

Luke Collova is an Investment Advisor Representative for Bear Mountain Capital focusing on planning, investment strategy, client development and operational support. Luke’s prior career included providing commercial insurance coverage for a global insurance firm. Luke maintains his Series 65 license and holds a degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance and International Business from the University of Puget Sound.