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  • US Automaker Bailout

    Not a bad one from Hal Norman.

     
  • Salary Caps Make Me Laugh

    Anyone paying even moderate attention to the headlines during all these bailout and bankruptcy hearings will be aware of...

     
  • Are You Looking For A Job Or A Calling?

    Written by Michael Lewis Recently I received a letter from a young employee of a well-known financial firm, who asked that...

     
  • Are You Looking For A Job Or A Calling: Responses

    A selection of excerpted responses to Michael Lewis’s “Job Versus Calling” article posted above.  I’ve...

     
  • Jail For Pessimists

    Jail For Pessimists

    Dec 5, 2008 7:40

    Scary stuff, thanks Sergey Gerasimov for the post (click on the image below for the whole article).

     
  • S&P Moves

    The number of days the S&P 500 has moved up or down more than 5% during the trading day: 1950 – 2006 = 34 days January...

     
  • Deadbeat Homeowners Tap Texas Bankruptcy Laws

    This pisses me right off. I pulled this off my newsfeed this morning. As I mentioned in Bail Out My Mortgage, skirting what...

     
  • Pirate Booty

    A Saudi Arabian supertanker filled with two million barrels of crude oil was hijacked off east Africa and is now anchored...

     
  • “Good To Great” Index Not So Great…

    “Good To Great” Index Not So Great…

    Nov 11, 2008 15:59

    Circuit City Stores and Fannie Mae show that companies singled out as great don’t necessarily make worthwhile investments. ...

     
  • Bail Out My Mortgage

    Bail Out My Mortgage

    Nov 11, 2008 9:11

     

    I’ve kept quiet about this for quite some time.  Mostly because it’s probably a pretty sensitive topic for some...

     
  • Volkswagen Takes Off!

    Volkswagen Takes Off!

    Oct 27, 2008 11:51

    Finally, something that’s up!  Volkswagen almost tripled its market capitalization today, closing around 218 on Friday...

     
  • Circuit Breakers Kick In

    Circuit Breakers Kick In

    Oct 27, 2008 5:19

    I meant to put this up last Friday but got a little tied up…  Anyway, there’s been a lot of markets halted since...

     
  • Why It’s Different This Time

    Why It’s Different This Time

    Oct 24, 2008 7:14

    A great book recommendation, so popular it’s now in its second edition!  Thanks Wayne Leong.

     
  • The Screaming Eagle

    Thanks John DeMarino. Stuff You Need to Know Amazon (AMZN) – They beat estimates, but lowered guidance.  I was right. ...

     
  • Iceland Rescued?

    A follow up to the post I put up about Iceland’s woes: Icelandic Freeze Iceland and the International Monetary Fund...

     
  • Timeline: Global Credit Crunch

    Timeline: Global Credit Crunch

    Oct 15, 2008 7:17

    An interesting credit crunch timeline from BBC, thanks Ché Garcia (click on the image below for the full article).

     
  • Icelandic Freeze

    This is a bit of an eye-opening story I read this morning.  For a country completely isolated out there in the Alantic it’s...

     
  • Let’s Just Close The Markets?

    With the global rout of stock markets over the past few weeks, during which time we’ve seen almost a decade of economic...

     
  • Central Bank Execution-Style Rate Cuts

    The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and four other central banks lowered interest rates in an unprecedented coordinated...

     
  • A Little History…

    For those of us old enough to remember, a little history to inject into today’s collapse from Pat Pisapia… Oct...