Look Who’s Twittering: S.E.C.

Despite (or maybe because of) my recent SEC criticisms, I was surprised to get a personal email from someone at the agency telling me about their new usage of Twitter!



Their address is : http://twitter.com/SEC_Investor_Ed


Now if only, as Bill Fleckenstein mentioned last night, there was some sort
of agency charged with making certain that publicly traded companies
didn’t simply lie all the time about their financial circumstances and
prospects. While its nice to have an agency — I forget the name — that’s in charge of
stopping naked short selling and rumor-mongering. Perhaps we could expand its authority, and even empower it to police publicly traded
companies as well!

Category: Legal, Web/Tech


Category: Corporate Management, Derivatives, Earnings, M&A

Analysts Overstate Earnings Once Again

Category: Data Analysis, Earnings, Financial Press

No Sign Yet of a Housing Bottom

David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at Standard and Poor’s, discusses the latest S&P/Case Shiller home-price index, which showed price declines continued to worsen in May:


Home Prices In May Took A Steep Fall
WSJ, July 30, 2008

Category: Real Estate, Video

What Vintage Was That?

Category: Credit, Derivatives

Another Wild Ride On Wall Street

Category: Markets, Short Selling, Trading

Actual Merrill CDO Sale: 5.47% on the Dollar

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Mathematics, Valuation

Quote of the Day: Michael Belkin

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis, Trading

Record Low for Annual Declines for Case Shiller Index

Category: Real Estate

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Category: Corporate Management, Derivatives, Earnings, Valuation