Posts filed under “Financial Press”

How a Stock Analyst “knows” he’s the Shizznit

Amusing . . .

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Source:

Pepper . . . and Salt
WSJ, March 9, 2006
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114186272616193095.html

Category: Financial Press, Markets

About Time: NYT kills print stock tables in print edition

Category: Financial Press

WSJ Joins the Blogging Crowd

Category: Financial Press, Weblogs

FT is free this week

Category: Financial Press

Read it here first: Rebates Suck

Category: Financial Press, Retail

The Backward Business of Short Selling

If you haven’t already, I strongly admonish you to go read Jesse Eisinger’s column today:

It’s a Tough Job, So Why Do They Do It?  The Backward Business of Short Selling

Here’s the money quote:

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"The shorting life is nasty and brutish. It’s a wonder anyone does
it at all.

Shorts make a bet that a stock will sink, and nobody else wants
that: Not company executives, employees, investment banks nor most investors.
That’s why most manipulation is on the other side; fewer people object when
share prices are being pumped up. For most on Wall Street, the debate is whether
shorts are anti-American or merely un-American.

Yet in all the paranoia about evil short-sellers badmouthing
companies, what is lost is how agonizingly difficult their business is. They
borrow stock and sell it, hoping to replace the borrowed shares with cheaper
ones bought later so they can pocket the price difference as profit. It’s a
chronologically backward version of the typical long trade: sell high and then
buy low."

Go forth and read . . .

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Source:
It’s a Tough Job, So Why Do They Do It?
The Backward Business of Short
Selling

Jesse Eisinger
WSJ, March 1, 2006; Page C1
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114118313441386192.html

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UPDATE March 2, 2006 10:32am: 

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Category: Data Analysis, Financial Press, Trading

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Category: Commodities, Consumer Spending, Financial Press, Politics

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Category: Federal Reserve, Financial Press, Inflation

Twilight of the Blogs

Category: Financial Press, Media, Psychology, Weblogs

A Year of Panic Redux

Category: Financial Press, Technical Analysis