John Fout

John Fout has worked in both finance and politics in New York City. For the last two years, he covered the presidential election as a correspondent for After leaving, he married in Lebanon during December. He has since returned to trading and now works at Redwood Parnters in New York City. He currently pays close attention to the action in the bond and options markets.

Recent Articles By The Author

Message to Obama: I Hope You Can

Our new president assumes incredibly complex challenges created in the past and these are not only his problems, they become our problems.

Obama Transition Team Sets Strict Rules

Obama's presidential transition team will follow the toughest ever set of ethics regulations. Is change coming to Washington?

Quiet Tax Change Boosts Bank M&A: Report

The U.S. Treasury discretely changed a tax rule in section 382, providing a boon to bank mergers, according to the Washington Post. But is it even legal?

Obama Speaks as Market Looks for a Leader

The president-elect reminds America he's not yet president but tries to reassure the nation he will have an impact on Jan. 20.

Obama to Speak Friday on Transition Plans

President-elect Barack Obama today named his chief of staff and plans to meet with a who's-who list of economic advisors before addressing the media Friday.