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Jeffrey Carter

Jeffrey Carter is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and has been a “speculator” — independent trader — since 1988. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and blogs at www.pointsandfigures.com.
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The Answer to Our Economic Problems: Changing Fiscal Policy

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 - by Jeffrey Carter

Does anyone in Washington, D.C., have the intestinal fortitude to avert disaster?

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Tax Venture Capitalists, Ventures Go Unfunded — Does Reich Understand Incentives?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by Jeffrey Carter

A liberal pitches a tax-and-spend idea with no basis in economic behavior or statistics. Ho hum.

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Obama’s Financial Regulatory ‘Change’ Spells Disaster

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 - by Jeffrey Carter

The proposal is an anti-free market prescription for choking off capital and entrepreneurship.

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How the Government Can Fix the Credit Crisis

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 - by Jeffrey Carter

Three slight adjustments is all it will take ... and it won't cost a penny.

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The Truth About Traders

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 - by Jeffrey Carter

The Obama-Santelli controversy is grounded in the natural animosity between the markets and D.C. bureaucracy.

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Treasury Secretary Looks Out for His Buddies First

Saturday, November 1st, 2008 - by Jeffrey Carter

Henry Paulson's "solutions" are mostly aimed at propping up his Wall Street pals.

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Who Are We Bailing Out? And Why?

Sunday, September 28th, 2008 - by Jeffrey Carter

It is questionable whether the congressional bailout deal will do any good whatsoever.

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Obama Tax Plan a Frontal Assault on Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 - by Jeffrey Carter

The people Obama wants to tax are the very people whose wealth drives innovation.

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The Russian Bear Has Awoken

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 - by Jeffrey Carter

Which U.S. presidential candidate is best equipped to tame it?

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Want Cheaper Oil? Support Speculation, Don’t Curtail It

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 - by Jeffrey Carter

Trashing speculators is all the rage, but let's separate the myths from the facts.

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