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My name is Michael Taylor.  I founded Bankers Anonymous because, as a recovering banker, I believe that the gap between the financial world as I know it and the public discourse about finance is more than just a problem for a family trying to balance their checkbook, or politicians trying ... more

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Hater’s Guide To Tesla
With Tesla announcing plans to build a manufacturing plant in Central Texas – and with the possibility of company headquarters arriving as well – many in this state will rejoice. Not me. 
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The Great Economic Leap Forward Experiment
While medical researchers race against time to find effective treatments for COVID-19, we have launched ourselves headlong into an economic experiment in federal policy on effectively treating a recession.
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Meditations On The 100 Year View
The vernal equinox came early – March 19th. The earliest in more than a century. The earth’s natural rotation means that an equal amount of night and day hit all US time zones earlier in the year than at any time since 1896.
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Oil And Gas For The Little Guy
Oil and gas investments are famously opaque and high-cost opportunities. But here's an opportunity for the little guy...
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Hurricane Harvey Macro And Micro Impact
Two and a half years after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, the first surprising thought is how quickly the Texas economy has recovered, and how quickly households have recovered.
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I Hate Tesla
The most important rule for writing a business bog – at least my most inviolate rule – is to never, ever, forecast or make “market calls,” on individual stocks.
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Latest Comments
The Illusion Of Democracy
5 years ago

Thanks for reading! At this point I don't know of any real option for creating 'shareholder democracy,' whatever that would look like. I guess I am saying 'withhold the proxy,' even though it doesn't do any good either way.

If You Like Feral Cats You’ll Love Compound Interest
5 years ago

Thanks Tessa! Everything on the internet deserves kitten pictures, amiright?

Give To Harvard?
6 years ago
Picking nits here, but El-Erian is Egyptian, not American
In this article: GSK, PT, RBS, RDY, VE, BDRAF, BVNKF, DGRLY, GBTZF, OROCF, PDYPF, TCTZF, TEVA
Options Trading Part I – NFW Edition
6 years ago
You're welcome. Part 2 up here. http://www.bankers-anonymous.com/blog/options-trading-part-ii-the-currency-of-options/ Part 3 up in another day or two.
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Latest Posts
Pinning President Trump
Like everyone, I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen with Trump. I have a grim theory, which I lay out at the end of this post.
Bankers Anonymous: About Me
My goal here is to be that guy, the one you wish you knew who worked inside Wall Street, left the business, and is willing to talk about it.

Work Experience

Founder
Bankers-Anonymous
June 2012 - Present (8 years 6 months)
Podcast and Blog with finance professionals about finance, but aimed at non-finance folks.
Founder
Cedarcrest Capital LLC
March 2004 - Present (16 years 10 months)
Vice President
Goldman Sachs
December 1997 - February 2004 (6 years 4 months)
Fixed Income Sales
Consultant
Orion Consultants
July 1996 - October 1997 (1 year 4 months)

Education

Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
1991 / 1995
Social Studies<br/>
Armand Hammer United World College
International Baccalaureate
1989 / 1991

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