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  • Google For $0.01?

    When you look at the order books of listed stocks you’ll often see phantom bids at $0.01 and offers up at extraordinary...

     
  • September Madness

    A depiction of this month’s madness from Lou Mangini.

     
  • Stocks, Oil Plunge After Congress Rejects Bailout

    I think this Blomberg article from today pretty much sums it all up for September 29, 2008.  Can it get any crazier? ...

     
  • European Versus US Bank Leverage

    There’s a lot of talk about leverage so here’s a comparison of assets versus equity.  Assets are from end of...

     
  • Who Pays For FDIC Insurance?

    Doom and gloom from Ché Garcia… FDIC insures all accounts up to $100,000 at its member banks, and it has never failed...

     
  • Fannie Mae Eases Credit Requirements

    Check out this article from the New York Times in 1999. Doesn’t this just boil your blood?! Steven A. Holmes, September...

     
  • The Ultimate Short Squeeze

    As you can imagine, a lot of people involved in the financial markets these days are very edgy.  Millions of pairs of eyes...

     
  • Why Paulson is Wrong

    Luigi Zingales Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance University of Chicago When a profitable...

     
  • Is It Over Yet?

    Now and then I put posts up here not so much for other people to read (although if they do that’s why this is on the...

     
  • Breaking Treasury News

    Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson announced today that the government will pledge up to $2 billion to save the Mets from imploding. “The...

     
  • LIBOR Under Attack

    The article below from Risk Magazine (click on the image for the whole article).  Quite an interesting read, a very...

     
  • Oil Staircase

    Oil Staircase

    Jul 18, 2008 9:22

    We headed back to sub- $100 territory?  The last five days of oil futures trading…    

     
  • Oil Takes a Tumble…

    Oil Takes a Tumble…

    Jul 15, 2008 8:06

    Rumors that a large hedge fund couldn’t make its margin calls and had it’s long CL positions closed out… ...

     
  • Higher Rates Make Foreign Funds Attractive

    Higher Rates Make Foreign Funds Attractive

    Jul 14, 2008 9:22

     
  • The Lure of Currency ETFs

    An interesting article sent to me today about some of the ETFs I’ve recently been working on.  Someone had a good...

     
  • Confessions of a Money Manager With Nowhere to Go

    David Pauly, Bloomberg News Dear shareholders of the Sophocles Value Fund: Sorry to tell you this, but I’m stumped. ...

     
  • Quit Hammering the Speculators

    Quit Hammering the Speculators

    Jun 30, 2008 6:56

     

    On the radio, in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, wherever I go, mysterious “speculators” get blamed for the hike...

     
  • Opium for Wheat

    An interesting result of the soaring cereal crop prices: the Taliban are having their heroin cash crop usurped by farmers...

     
  • Inga Dam

    A lot of people probably think the building of a massive hydroelectric dam in a developing African nation is a good thing. ...

     
  • No Sex at Deutsche Bank

    Looks like the executives over at Deutsche are going to be forfeiting some of the pleasantries they’ve gotten used...