Archive for March, 2009

  • The Meat Grinder, and a Few Basis Points of Shame
    Posted by on March 30th, 2009 at 3:58 pm, Comments: 0

    Today’s “must read” is a long piece from Michael Osinski in NY Magazine about developing the software that become the Wall Street standard for modeling […]

  • Quote of The Day
    Posted by on March 27th, 2009 at 2:46 pm, Comments: 0

    “This guy should be in a retirement home doing Sudoku. His funds have blown up twice. He shouldn’t be allowed in Washington to lecture anyone […]

  • Annnnnddd….. It’s GONE! – Consult The Chart!
    Posted by on March 26th, 2009 at 3:40 pm, Comments: 0

    South Park is world class – brilliant. “We can put that check in a money market mutual fund, and we’ll reinvest the earnings into foreign […]

  • Phish meets Finance
    Posted by on March 26th, 2009 at 2:39 pm, Comments: 0

    Every morning I wake up, check a variety of blogs and news sources, and then go to the gym. While listening to my Ipod, I […]

  • Seller Financing
    Posted by on March 24th, 2009 at 2:31 pm, Comments: 0

    Wow, I didn’t realize how apt the Buffalo Springfield quote “”There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear” I used yesterday was for […]

  • Details Emerge – The PPIP
    Posted by on March 23rd, 2009 at 11:37 pm, Comments: 0

    “There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear” – Buffalo Springfield, For What It’s Worth A comment on my previous post, “The PPP […]

  • The Private Public Partnership is a Scam
    Posted by on March 22nd, 2009 at 3:29 pm, Comments: 0

    Yeah – why mince words? The soon to be announced Private Public Partnership (let’s call it the PPP!), which aims to get bad assets off […]

  • For The Win!
    Posted by on March 20th, 2009 at 6:57 pm, Comments: 0

    I hate to bump complete morons like Congresswoman Corrine Brown off the top spot on my blog, but this video, courtesy of’s Hot Clicks, […]

  • Congress
    Posted by on March 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm, Comments: 0

    With Congresswomen like Corrine Brown (D: Florida), is it any wonder we have problems? If you’re not tilted enough yet, read this piece from NakedCapitalism […]

  • Dilbert and Other Stuff
    Posted by on March 17th, 2009 at 2:39 pm, Comments: 0

    Somehow, Dilbert still manages to remain tremendously on point. First, from Barry Ritholtz’s blog: and then, from my friend, Bones: As for the whole AIG […]

  • AIG Bonuses – Can ANYONE defend this?
    Posted by on March 15th, 2009 at 2:53 am, Comments: 0

    Again, this is from the NY Times, not The Onion: “Despite being bailed out with more than $170 billion from the Treasury and the Federal […]

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money
    Posted by on March 12th, 2009 at 10:28 pm, Comments: 0

    I was fortunate enough to see the late, great Warren Zevon live in concert a few times while I was in college. When it comes […]

  • Not Even Close
    Posted by on March 9th, 2009 at 1:25 pm, Comments: 0

    This morning we get more details of how AIG threatened the Fed with financial Armageddon if we the people didn’t fork over another gajillion dollars. […]

  • Roses
    Posted by on March 5th, 2009 at 11:15 pm, Comments: 0

    “I know you like to think you’re shit don’t stank, but lean a little bit closer your roses really smell like poo poo poo.” – […]

  • Long and Strong
    Posted by on March 4th, 2009 at 4:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Today I bring you three more readings – each of which is relatively lengthy. James Quinn does a pretty thorough job providing a plethora of […]

  • Readings
    Posted by on March 3rd, 2009 at 4:05 pm, Comments: 0

    I didn’t even bother to write about the bailout of the bailout of the bailout of AIG, because I don’t know what else to say […]