Chrome/Firefox Disaster

I don’t know which one is responsible, but I installed Chrome last night, and then updated my Firefox browser this morning — and all of the Firefox bookmarks, passwords and history are now gone. 

Completely and totally kaput.

I am not sure which one gets the blame, but I would be cautious with these two — they don’t seem to play well together.


UPDATE:  Looks like it was a Firefox issue . . .  I found the back up data (Thanks, Matt) and am back up and running.  (I don’t know if Chrome had anything to do with this)

Category: Web/Tech

Pricey Markets?

Category: Earnings, Markets, Valuation

Rick Santelli Strikes Again

Interesting discussion of credit, liquidity and commodity corrections.

Steve Liesman missed the opportunity to tell Santelli that the Fed Futures traders got rates wrong for over a year — from January 2006 until the Fed began cutting in August 2007, futures traders incorrectly were betting on cuts:

Category: Commodities, Economy, Video

Pickens: Oil to Return to Record by End of 2008

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Boone Pickens, founder and chairman of Dallas-based BP Capital LLC, talks about federal tax credits and transmission challenges for the wind-power industry, the "Pickens Plan" and the outlook for oil prices and production. Pickens, 80, unveiled a national energy plan last month that relies on domestically produced natural gas and wind power to cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil.


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00:00 Tax credits for wind-energy industry
01:30 Transmission challenges for wind power
03:46 Natural-gas prices and extraction technology
04:28 Outlook for oil production and prices
06:07 Consolidation within the oil industry
Running time 06:35


Pickens Expects Oil to Return to Record by End of 2008
Bloomberg, August 27, 2008 18:42 EDT

Category: Energy, Video

Intrade Opens VP Palin Withdrawal Contract

Category: Markets, Politics

Why the Rollover?

Category: Markets, Psychology, Trading

Radar Logic Index Falls 1.4% M/M, 17.2% Y/Y

Category: Economy, Real Estate

Writedowns vs Underwriting Scorecards

Category: Credit, Finance, Psychology, Quantitative

Fannie + Freddie = Frannie ?

Category: Bailouts, Credit, M&A, Real Estate

The Federal Reserve & Moral Hazard

Harvey Rosenblum, 38 Year veteran of the Fed, and now head of Research of the Dallas Fed.

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The Money Quote is:  The Job of Federal Reserve of the is to create Moral Hazard

fascinating stuff . . .

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Economy, Federal Reserve, Video