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Wall Street Actually Hates Something More Than It Hates Barack Obama

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And that something is Congress, which gets less than half the president’s approval rating. Which is pretty bad, because Obama’s approval rating is a tepid 17%. And which explains why it is so looking forward to Tuesday.

"This survey points to hope by the end of the year, as respondents think a Republican win will lead to a rally in most sectors," said Colas. "With approval ratings currently so low they can only go up, this election could be a turning point in the relationship between Wall Street and Washington."

Poll: Wall Street Gives Obama 17% Job Approval Rating [PR Newswire]


James Gorman Will Say Something Nice About Wall Street When Wall Street Earns It

If you're looking for a cheerleader, go bark up another tree. “Say you want to be out ahead of it and give a lot of speeches and talk about all the good we’re doing,” Gorman said today at an industry conference in New York. “And then some trader does some stupid thing like this guy at UBS did and he’s in jail and all bets are off,” Gorman said. He was referring to Kweku Adoboli, the UBS AG trader convicted of fraud this month in the largest unauthorized trading loss in British history...Traders at New York-based Morgan Stanley had too much latitude in the past, “what I call having an outsized sandbox,” Gorman, 54, said at the conference, which was sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. “Until we can be really confident we’ve got discipline around the sandboxes, I think you have to be really careful not to be holier than thou,” Gorman said. “We’re going to be in the doghouse for a while.” Incidentally, this would a good time to mention that Gorman's bonus policy instituted last January-- STFU or GTFO-- still stands.

Everyone Still Hates Wall Street And It's Totally Hollywood's Fault

Why are we still waiting for Adam Sandler to play a lovably immature bond analyst?