Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Roger Lowenstein on Charlie Rose

Fascinating discussion with one of my favorite business writers: Roger Lowenstein on Charlie Rose, circa 1995 discussing Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist.

I quote Lowenstein’s When Genius Failed extensively in Bailout Nation. I’d love to get a copy to him, but I cannot find his email address anywhere (except Portfolio, which is now deceased).

If anyone knows how to reach him, please let me know . . .

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Financial Press

NYT Magazine Round Up

> There is a full run of finance related articles coming up in the Sunday Times Magazine: Diminished Returns: Its hit or miss whether I agree with Niall Ferguson’s conclusions, but he is always interesting. The China Puzzle: David Leonhardt looks at the beginning of our problems with China. Very interesting read. Brother, Can You…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

My One Year Kudlow Anniversary!

Congratulate me! Its been exactly one year today since I last appeared on Kudlow & Company (now called, The Kudlow Report). No 12 step program was required. To tell you the truth, I always enjoyed doing the show. Larry is a very bright, engaging fellow. Just because we disagreed about everything did not mean the…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Media

Morning Reading

Some days, there’s not much to read in the papers Today is not one of those days: Bailouts/Financial Crisis • Bankers Told by Paulson to Accept U.S. Aid or Be ‘Vulnerable’ (Bloomberg) • U.S. Moves to Regulate Derivatives Trade (WSJ) Also, U.S. Regulators Seek Trace-like Reporting for OTC Derivatives (Bloomberg) • S&P: U.S. banking crisis…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Real Estate

Embracing Risk, or Expensive Stocks?

Two articles in today’s WSJ seem to be battling each other: By Most Measures, Stocks No Longer Look Cheap: While the rebound was a relief for battered stock investors, it complicated matters for those still trying to decide whether to get in or add new holdings. Higher prices have made stocks less of a screaming…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology

Dylan Ratigan to MSNBC

Its official:  Dylan Ratigan, formerly of Bloomberg and CNBC fame — as well as the Big Picture Conference –  is going to MSNBC.  Ratigan will launch a new program weekdays from 9am to 11 a.m., starting June 29. Variety reported that: Ratigan will host his own untitled show at 9 a.m. (ET) weekdays beginning June…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

Tuesday Night Open Thread

Quite a few of you have asked for a forum that is not limited to whatever is floating my boat at the moment — so on the occasional weeknight, we will be running these open threads so you can range explore whatever subjects you wish (just keep it clean). I’ve given the editors the night…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Weblogs

Cinco De Mayo Afternoon Reading

Here’s what caught my eye today: • Chairman Bernanke JEC: The economic outlook (Federal Reserve) • The bear is dead, long live the bear (Marketwatch) • Dick Bove: The Bureaucrat & The Academic (Rochdale Securities) • Inflation Nation (Allan Meltzer, NYT Op/Ed) • The Goldman Conspiracy (Marketwatch) • Chrysler’s bondholders are whining about Obama’s deal….Read More

Category: Credit, Financial Press, Markets

Afternoon Reading

Here’s what caught my eye today: • New York Fed Chairman’s Ties to Goldman Raise Questions (WSJ) • How banks got TBTF: Monsters, Inc. (The New Yorker) •  U.S. Stocks Gain as S&P 500 Almost Erases Year-to-Date Decline (Bloomberg) • What Banks Are Still Missing: Trust (Time) •  Sharpest U.S. Recession Since 1938: -1.9 Percent…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

On Lehman’s Real Estate and Obamanomics

There are two excellent, long pieces in the Sunday Times: • How Lehman Brothers Got Its Real Estate Fix:  Many factors, of course, contributed to Lehman’s demise last fall. Near the end, it carried $25 billion in toxic residential mortgages. It was wildly overleveraged. And the federal government made the fateful decision not to rescue…Read More

Category: Economy, Financial Press