TDI Podcast: Shorting Europe, The Mystery Broker, Market Rally Almost Done (#230)

Guest: Michael Santoli, Barron’s provides his take on market and high frequency trading. Who is the Mystery Broker anyway? The Bloomberg 50 conference is discussed as well as China’s housing problem. We also are alarmed at the recent comments from hedge funds who are apparently in a race to bring faster trading strategies to the markets – even they are concerned about the potential volatility that this my bring…



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Michael Santoli is an Associate Editor for Barron‘s, The Dow Jones Business and Financial Weekly. He writes the “Streetwise” column, offering a forward-looking take on the financial markets, illuminating market trends and identifying investment opportunities. Mr. Santoli is a regular on-air contributor to several cable and broadcast networks.

Prior to assuming his current position in November 2006, Mr. Santoli had been a senior editor for Barron‘s since May 2002, writing “The Trader” column, which covered the stock market and investment trends. Previously he had been mutual funds editor for the magazine since March 2000, when he wrote the “Fund of Information” column, edited the quarterly mutual-fund pullout sections and wrote cover stories for the magazine.

In August 1993, Mr. Santoli joined Dow Jones & Company as a reporter for the Dow Jones News Service and covered the securities industry. He moved to Barron‘s in February 1997 as a staff writer and wrote the “Commodities Corner.” In 1998, he began writing the “Striking Price” column, covering the options markets.

Before joining Dow Jones, he worked in New York as a reporter/editor for Investment Dealers‘ Digest from June 1992 through early August 1993.

Mr. Santoli has received two Dow Jones Newswires Awards for distinguished real-time journalism. In 1995, he was a member of a team honored for a series of stories on the demise of D. Blech & Co., and in 1996, he and a colleague received an award for their coverage of the securities industry.

Born in Manhasset, N.Y., Mr. Santoli received a bachelor‘s degree in history from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.


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