Posts filed under “Humor”

Ponzi Schemes

Bernard Madoff lost less money than AIG and he throws way better parties.

(03:28)

Category: Humor, Legal, Markets, Video

Newstopia Explains the Reserve Bank

Brilliant:


October 01, 2008

This was taken from the TV show “Newstopia” (Season 2, Episode 3, aired 12 March 2008). I’m uploading this to celebrate the launch of the third season of the show. This is one of my favourite moments from the second season.

Category: Humor, Markets, Television, Video

Citi-Morg

> That’s what you get when you merge Citigroup and Morgan Stanley . . . >

Category: Humor, M&A

Lipstick for the Deficit Pig

Enjoy your weekend!

Category: Humor, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Beware Wall Street’s Happy Talk

Over at Marketwatch, Paul Farrell sifts through a book (sitting on my shelf) and pulls out these embarrassing quotes. 15 reminders of how happy talk misled us a decade ago October 1999: James Glassman, author “Dow 36,000.” “What is dangerous is for Americans not to be in the market. We’re going to reach a point…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Markets, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

Dr. Paulson’s Bailout Prescription

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Humor

Happy New Year’s from the Fed

Debra Borchardt celebrates the Fed’s $500 billion purchase of mortgage-backed bonds.

Sat 01/03/09 17:59 PM EST — Debra Borchardt

Category: Humor, Video

Uncle Jay Explains 2008

Its pretty amusing — give it a few seconds to get going . . .

(3 million page views in 2 weeks is pretty good!)

It’s been a whole year since Uncle Jay has SUNG an entire episode, and here’s the reminder why! It’s the year-end review of the news, and maybe it’ll seem a little better with music.

12-22-08

Category: Humor, Music, Video

Accounting for Bailout Money

Sad but true: via Slate

Category: Bailouts, Humor

2008 Investment Guides Are HILARIOUS

Via New York Magazine, comes this amusing collection of bad forecasts for the 2008 year: • Jon Birger, senior writer, Fortune Investors Guide 2008 Smart investors should buy [Merrill Lynch] stock before everyone else comes to their senses.” Merrill’s shares plummeted 77 percent. • Elaine Garzarelli, president of Garzarelli Capital, Business Week’s Investment Outlook 2008…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Humor, Markets, Really, really bad calls, Trading