T. Boone Pickens on Oil Prices, Trading, Wind Power

On Bloomberg (via Paul), comes this  very good video interview with T. Boone Pickens on Oil, Natural Gas, Trading — and Wind Power.

 

Boone at 2008 Milken Conference
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Good stuff.

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Source:
Boone Pickens Says He Is Ready to Bet on Wind Power
Bloomberg, April 29 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a8Roxzn8p.bI

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Category: Energy, Video

Cognitive Surplus, Part II

A few weeks ago, we discussed the Clay Shirky’s concept of cognitive surplus.

Here’s the original video of that discussion:

Category: Psychology, Video

Comments, Trolls, Asshats

One of the things I try to do with the site is maintain a high level of discourse between myself and the readers. As the traffic to the site has ramped up, we have attracted more political wankers, trolls, asshats than is conducive to intelligent conversation. This post is a reminder as to how I…Read More

Category: Weblogs

When Should the Fed Bailout the Economy?

Category: Credit, Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Politics

Stiglitz on the Economy

 

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Sources:
Stiglitz Says Bank Executives Too Optimistic About End to Rout

Mark Deen and Paul George
Bloomberg,  April 30 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a68mzM58.R84

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Category: Economy, Video

Wanna Bet ?

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Financial Press

Halfway Through the House-Price Bust?

Category: Real Estate

Fooling_someEvery now and again, CNBC puts on a superlative show.  Friday morning’s Squawk Box was one of those times when they hit the ball out of the park.

As I was heading out the door to work, I heard David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital begin chatting about shorting stock, soft SEC enforcement, and Allied Capital (ALD). CNBC also announced that William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital was coming on in a while.

Einhorn discussed his presentation at Jim Grant’s conference Private Profits, Socialized Risk as well as his book, Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story.
   

So before leaving the house, I TiVo’d Squawk, and then headed off to work. I watched the show Friday evening, and it was fantastic.  Watch the videos below and see if you agree.

• The Short & Short of It
Short selling can be good for the markets, with Owen Lamont, DKR
Fusion, David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital and CNBC’s Steve Liesman

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• Whistle-Blowing pt. 1

Activist investors face challenges convinsing regulators to face the facts, with William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management and David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital Management

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• Whistle-Blowing, 2

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• Hedging Your Bets

Discussing fraud on Wall St., with David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital Management president

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Related

Fooling Some People site
http://foolingsomepeople.com/main/

The Speech
http://foolingsomepeople.com/main/speeches.html

Book:  Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story

Jim Grant’s conference presentation Private Profits, Socialized Risk

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Financial Press, Video

Quote of the Day: On a Great Danger Approaching

Category: Psychology

Oil Bubble?

Category: Commodities, Earnings, Energy, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Valuation