Felix Salmon

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Recent Articles By The Author

Salmon: The $5 Trillion Dilemma Facing Banking Regulators

Salmon: The $5 Trillion Dilemma Facing Banking Regulators

As we move to a system of central clearinghouses, a new systemic risk is emerging.

Salmon: Bad Bank of the Day, RBS Edition

Salmon: Bad Bank of the Day, RBS Edition

The RBS story shows banking problems are not limited to the U.S., and better regulation is needed.

Salmon: Why Guru ETFs Beat Human Gurus

Salmon: Why Guru ETFs Beat Human Gurus

There's an increasing number of relatively low-fee exchange-traded funds that aim to replicate the results you'd get from investing with some of the biggest-name investors in the market.

Salmon: Catastrophe Bonds Wouldn't Have Helped the Philippines

Salmon: Catastrophe Bonds Wouldn't Have Helped the Philippines

The super-typhoon, far from demonstrating the need for catastrophe bonds, actually does the opposite.

Salmon: The GIGO Jobs Report

Salmon: The GIGO Jobs Report

This is undoubtedly the most distorted jobs report in living memory.

Salmon: Is Amazon Bad for Publishers?

Salmon: Is Amazon Bad for Publishers?

Amazon has made it vastly easier to buy and to read books. What's wrong with that?

When Information Systems Fail

When Information Systems Fail

As information systems get more complex, their failures become more catastrophic and frequent.

Salmon: Bad Investment of the Day, Fantex Edition

Salmon: Bad Investment of the Day, Fantex Edition

This sports investment is the worst of all possible worlds.

Is JPMorgan Being Unfairly Singled Out?

Is JPMorgan Being Unfairly Singled Out?

In a weird way, JPMorgan's current legal problems are a way of it paying the U.S. government back for its help during and after the financial crisis.

Dan Loeb's Doomed Sotheby's Campaign

Dan Loeb's Doomed Sotheby's Campaign

If the activist investor wants a fight, the auction house will give him one.