Posts filed under “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:  (Barron’s)  IF YOU REMAIN SHELL-SHOCKED FROM THE near-obliteration of your stocks, bonds and retirement nest egg by the Great Recession, then — metaphorically speaking — have we got a bunker for you. It’s called a bank

Tight Mortgage Rules Exclude Even Good Risks (NYT) I am once again forced to say Housing bottom my arse!

•  Major Lender Faces Crunch (WSJ) One of our favorite shorts from ’07 year, CIT, is in trouble

Toughening Up the SEC (Marketwatch)

Geithner Pushes Derivatives Plan (Washington Post)

A Stock With Bounce: Investors Stick to GM:  Shares in “General Motors,” the company says, are worthless. But many investors apparently have missed the message.  See also: Primer on the New General Motors

Who Is Your Investment Co-Pilot? (Abnormal Returns)

First International Workshop on Managing financial instability in capitalistic economies at Reykjavik University in Iceland

Stop Paying Attention: Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State (Discover magazine)

• The trailer for Ricky Gervais upcoming movie: The Invention of Lying

Anything else worthwhile I should see?

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

July 4th Weekend Linkfest!

Its been a while since we’ve had a full blown weekend linkfest, and given the long holiday weekend, why not? Its time for some random linkage. These are the articles, columns and links that caught my eye recently. (Some sites require registration) Let’s get clickin’ ! Trading & Investing • Stock analysts say outlooks will…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets

The Man Who Crashed the World

I cannot figure out why you PR people keep sending me PDFs of articles, but then don’t post it online. Do you want the publicity or not? If yes, than a) post it on your site; b) THEN send out the email. Its kinda hard to link to meatspace items on a blog . ….Read More

Category: Derivatives, Financial Press, Weblogs

AM Reading

These caught my eye this morning: • Street to Log Best Quarter Since Crisis (WSJ) • Bernanke’s ‘Green Shoots’ Take Over the Lexicon, If Not U.S. (Bloomberg) • He’s Got Gamma (Barron’s) • How a Loophole Benefits GE in Bank Rescue; Industrial Giant Becomes Top Recipient in Debt-Guarantee Program (Washington Post) • What was a…Read More

Category: Financial Press