Tag Archive: History

NPR: Nasdaq’s Return

Posted: April 24, 2015

On NPR’s All Things Considered, reporter Chris Arnold used historic audio from Capitalistpig to recall the historic Nasdaq peak of March, 2000.


’87 Crash: Joe Kernen

Posted: October 16, 2014

CNBC’s Joe Kernen on the 1987 crash: “I was numb, almost shellshocked, as if I had gone through a bombing or something.”


’87 Crash: Empire Carpet Man

Posted: October 14, 2014

In 1977 he was asked to play the role which ultimately made him famous. Hauldren also personally wrote the memorable jingle, which made the phone number one of the country’s most recognized to this day.


$TWTR = $PALM

Posted: November 7, 2013

The public’s fascination with Twitter’s IPO is reminiscent of Palm, Inc. another high-profile offering from March 2000. Within a year, Palm’s shares would lose 90% of their value.


First Daughters in Finance

Posted: August 2, 2013

How would the President react if one of his kids pursued a summer job in finance, which Mr. Obama has repeatedly denigrated for its “reckless greed” and “arrogance”?


#KCBOT’s Last Day

Posted: June 28, 2013

Today, after 157 years, the Kansas City Board of Trade is closing its trading floor and shifting transactions to Chicago’s primarily electronic markets.


Leo Melamed: Capitalist Pig

Posted: May 19, 2013

The name of our firm was partly inspired by a 1970s advertisement run by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which featured a photograph of a hefty pig and the caption “Capitalist Pig.”