Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Monday Afternoon Reading

Its Monday afternoon — time for a quick linkfest:

Why the ECB Isn’t Acting Like the Fed (Real Time Economics)

CIT Watch: Analysts Says Debt Load Isn’t the Only Problem (MarketBeat)

Lessons Learned (Kirk)

Why Don’t Lenders Renegotiate More HomeMortgages? Redefaults, Self-Cures, and Securitization (Fed Reserve Boston)

The Real AIG Controversy (Fox Emac)

Banks May Sign on to Delayed U.S. Home-Equity Plan (Bloomberg)

From Treasury to Banks, an Ultimatum on Mortgage Relief (NYT)

Housing Woes: Price Reductions Are Proliferating (Time)

Chicago Cubs Bankruptcy Looms as Way to Finish Sale by Tribune (Bloomberg)

Why the #$%! Do We Swear? For Pain Relief (Scientific American)

Notes on blogging for journalists (Felix)

I miss anything noteworthy?

Category: Financial Press, Markets

For Sale: BusinessWeek

This caught my eye: “McGraw-Hill Cos. hired Evercore Partners Inc., the boutique investment bank founded by Roger Altman, to sell BusinessWeek magazine, a person close to the situation said. The person declined to be identified because the information isn’t public. Spokesmen for McGraw-Hill and Evercore, which are both based in New York, declined to comment….Read More

Category: Financial Press, Web/Tech

NYT: Eloquent Goldman Bashing

The whispers are rampant: Goldman Sachs earnings are gonna top $2 Billion in Q2. On Tuesday, we will learn if they have pulled another rabbit out their hat — along with those $2B net. All the chatter has been about a surprise to the upside. The NYT has an interesting article in Monday’s paper (online…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Earnings, Financial Press

Saturday Afternoon Reading

I will be otherwise occupied on this gorgeous Saturday with my M-in-L’s 85th B-day for whom we are hosting a BBQ /party! In the meantime, here are a few items I have NOT read, but want to get to in the coming days when time allows. • Cash is King: Take It to the Bank: …Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

Friday Afternoon Linkage

Some afternoon linkage before the weekend begins: • Geithner says derivatives blindsided the gov’t (Associated Press) • Beazer Homes, a one-company crime wave (Floyd Norris) • Subprime Resurfaces as Housing-Market Woe (WSJ) • Artificial Stimulus (Dan Gross, Slate) • ECRI on The Great Recession (2008-2010) (Canada Housing Crash) • Lost ‘Animal Spirits’ May Worsen Economy,…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

Thursday Reading

All good stuff: • A law to tame wild bankers (Guardian) • All of the jobs created in the US this century have been lost (Econbrowser) • Economists Oppose More Stimulus (WSJ) • Shipping industry in deep water (Los Angeles Times) see also Shipping flashes early warning signals again (Telegraph) • Capacity Utilization vs. Inflation…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Wednesday Reading

Some interesting and random linkage: • Hall of Shame: 12 of the Worst Financial Gurus (Bill Shrink) • Wall Street’s Newest Product Is Tale of Denial (Bloomberg) • Quibbles With Quants (Psy-Fi) • Why U.S. Financial Markets Need a Public Credit Rating Agency (Berkeley Electronic Press) • Condo Boards Take On Lenders (WSJ) • Bob…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

Afternoon Reading

Some interesting items that caught my fancy: • Picks and Pans From Market Pros (WSJ) • Study: Many Mortgage DefaultsAre Intentional (Time) • Interview: Rolling Stone Matt Taibbi of GS bashing fame (Wall Street Cheat Sheet) • Glut of oil could push gasoline prices back down below $2 a gallon (LA Times) • Oil, Gas…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

Dropping the Truth on Squawk

David Rosenberg has been on Squawk Box for the past hour. He has been dropping the unvarnished Truth on the kids, powering through a basic set of reality regardless of dropped jaws and stunned silence. It has been a thing of beauty to watch. None of the things he is discussing is at all radical….Read More

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Television

Lunchtime Linkage

Some lunchtime reading while you inhale your sandwiches: • How Bad Are Auto Sales? 10 Questions and Answers (Time) • Unemployment is now far beyond the worst case (8.8%) of ‘Stress Test’ (Calc Risk) • Finally on line! The Great American Bubble Machine (Rolling Stone) • The Unwinding of Lehman Brothers (CNBC) • Sharp analysis:…Read More

Category: Financial Press