Posts filed under “Video”

Bove: Fuld Has Three Days to Solve Lehman’s Problems

Richard Bove, an analyst at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., talks about the possible sale of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. or some of its assets. Korea Development Bank said it’s "considering" an investment in the company and is "open" to an acquisition, according to a Reuters report. Lehman is the fourth-biggest U.S. securities firm.

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Bove_leh

00:00 Potential bidders for Lehman
01:24 Fuld has "run out of options."          
02:52 Potential share valuation in transaction

Running time 03:31

Source:
Bove Says Fuld Has Three Days to Solve Lehman’s Problems: Video
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg,  August 22, 2008 11:17 EDT
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=awb.LjDNxr7M

Category: Credit, Finance, M&A, Video

Bove: Fuld Has Three Days to Solve Lehman’s Problems

Richard Bove, an analyst at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., talks about the possible sale of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. or some of its assets. Korea Development Bank said it’s "considering" an investment in the company and is "open" to an acquisition, according to a Reuters report. Lehman is the fourth-biggest U.S. securities firm.

click for video
Bove_leh

00:00 Potential bidders for Lehman
01:24 Fuld has "run out of options."          
02:52 Potential share valuation in transaction

Running time 03:31

Source:
Bove Says Fuld Has Three Days to Solve Lehman’s Problems: Video
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg,  August 22, 2008 11:17 EDT
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=awb.LjDNxr7M

Category: Credit, Finance, M&A, Video

Danielle Park: “Decoupling is a Buncha Bunk”

BNN interviews Danielle Park, portfolio manager, Venable Park Investment Counsel. I am having a hard time finding anything to disagree with her about!
(I am less bullish about the dollar as anything other than a short term
countertrend rally)

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Decoupling_is_a_buncha_bunk

Danielle has some terrific quotes in this piece:

"Sell Strength"

"Canada sells rocks and trees"

"Secular Bear in stocks started in 2000, Cyclical Bull began 2002 – 07, Cyclical Bear began in 2007."

"Its a fundamentally different climate than ’82-99"

"You cant buy always you cant hold always"

"Ignore day-to-day gyrations, focus on weekly and monthly trends"

Who is this lady? Why don’t we have more strategist like this in the US? She’s terrific!


Related:
Danielle Park’s Juggling Dyamite
http://www.jugglingdynamite.com/

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology, Video

NY Gov. David Patterson on the State’s Economic Emergency

NY State could face its worst hardship since the Great Depression, warns NY Governor David Patterson

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Category: Economy, Video

NY Gov. David Patterson on the State’s Economic Emergency

NY State could face its worst hardship since the Great Depression, warns NY Governor David Patterson

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Category: Economy, Video

A Bottom in Housing? You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

I have an interesting discussion on Housing later this week, but for now, let’s look at this Yahoo video n another bottom call in Housing.  (Note that the charts discussed are linked below)

Here are the relevant charts regarding Home Sale and Rental ratios, as well as Median Income and Home prices.

Charts:

Median New Home Prices vs Median Household Disposable Income
http://www.comstockfunds.com/files/NLPP00000/312.pdf

Home Price Appreciation vs CPI – Rent
http://www.comstockfunds.com/files/NLPP00000/313.pdf

   

Previously:
Revisiting Housing Seasonality & the Perennial Bottom Callers (July 1008)
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/07/revisiting-seas.html

Source:

A Bottom in Housing? You’ve Got to Be Kidding
 
Henry Blodget
Yahoo Tech Ticker Aug 13, 2008 07:30am EDT
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/47438/A-Bottom-in-Housing-You’ve-Got-to-Be-Kidding

Category: Real Estate, Video

A Bottom in Housing? You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

I have an interesting discussion on Housing later this week, but for now, let’s look at this Yahoo video n another bottom call in Housing.  (Note that the charts discussed are linked below)

Here are the relevant charts regarding Home Sale and Rental ratios, as well as Median Income and Home prices.

Charts:

Median New Home Prices vs Median Household Disposable Income
http://www.comstockfunds.com/files/NLPP00000/312.pdf

Home Price Appreciation vs CPI – Rent
http://www.comstockfunds.com/files/NLPP00000/313.pdf

   

Previously:
Revisiting Housing Seasonality & the Perennial Bottom Callers (July 1008)
http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2008/07/revisiting-seas.html

Source:

A Bottom in Housing? You’ve Got to Be Kidding
 
Henry Blodget
Yahoo Tech Ticker Aug 13, 2008 07:30am EDT
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/47438/A-Bottom-in-Housing-You’ve-Got-to-Be-Kidding

Category: Real Estate, Video

Home Builders: Approaching a Bottom ?

Seiders seems to be rather reasonable, he is looking for modest starts tomorrow.

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Seiders

Note that he actually is looking for starts to stay low to help eliminate supply — compare his level of honesty and suitable caution versus NAR . . .

Excerpt from Bloomberg:

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders was unchanged in August at a record low, signaling there is no relief in sight from the worst housing slump in a quarter century.

The National Association of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo sentiment index held at 16 for a second month, the Washington- based group said today. Readings under 50 mean most respondents view conditions as poor.

Builders are delaying projects as sales drop, foreclosures throw more houses on the market and prices tumble. Job losses, stricter lending rules and growing buyer pessimism indicate builders will need to cut prices further to stimulate demand.

Little Traffic

The NAHB index of buyer traffic was unchanged at a record low of 12 for a second month. The measure represents the number of prospective buyers visiting properties.

The increase in two of the three components "may be an indication that we are nearing the bottom of the long downswing in new-home sales,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Seiders in a statement. "Our current forecast shows stabilization of sales during the second half of this year, followed by solid recovery in 2009 and beyond.”

Sentiment improved in two of four regions. It rose to 16 from 14 in the Northeast, and to 14 from 10 in the Midwest. The index was unchanged at 20 in the South and fell to 11 from 14 in the West.

Other housing measures continue to show weakness. Total single-family home sales in June were down 37 percent from a peak reached in July 2005, the biggest drop since 1982. Home prices in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas fell 15.8 percent in May from a year earlier, the biggest decline since records began seven years ago.

Source:
US Builder Confidence Index Unchanged at Record Low
Bob Willis
Bloomberg Aug. 18 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=au3prho3Jrpw&

Category: Real Estate, Video

A Year of Subprime Turmoil

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Year_of_subprime_turmoil

Source:
International Herald Tribune
http://www.iht.com/multimedia/audioslideshow/2008/08/12/business/archive/index.html

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Economy, Real Estate, Video

Sold to Fortress Vultures at 12 Cents ?

This is hysterical

I found the line "I’m standing on Goldman’s Trading Floor Now" spoken in German by Hitler’s aide drenched in nearly cringe-worthy irony  . . .

The Spiral, part II

via Going Private

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Video