Archive for May, 2009

  • An Evening With Barney Frank – Part 2: Q & A
    Posted by on May 31st, 2009 at 2:06 pm, Comments: 0

    If you missed Part One, go read it now.After Barney Frank finished explaining what he felt were the root causes of the financial crisis, and […]

  • An Evening With Barney Frank – Part One
    Posted by on May 29th, 2009 at 3:14 pm, Comments: 0

    Last night I had the task of infiltrating an octogenarian liberal rally which was disguised as a town hall meeting with Barney Frank. For a […]

  • Fired Up
    Posted by on May 27th, 2009 at 1:44 pm, Comments: 0

    So, as I sit here trying to think of questions for Barney Frank, I am getting bombarded with a plethora of stories that are inciting […]

  • Questions for Barney Frank
    Posted by on May 26th, 2009 at 1:12 pm, Comments: 0

    Barney Frank is coming to my high school this Thursday for a town hall meeting, and I will be up in Boston and able to […]

  • Sold To You, SUCKA!
    Posted by on May 20th, 2009 at 7:37 pm, Comments: 0

    Kudos to Ben Bernanke and Tim Geithner for orchestrating one of the great public relations rallies of all time – certainly the best spin-job I […]

  • Merge-aholics Anonymous?
    Posted by on May 20th, 2009 at 5:13 pm, Comments: 0

    How can you not laugh when Bloomberg has the headline “Bank of America CEO Lewis Plans to Sit Out Next Wave of Financial Mergers?” I […]

  • The Fallacy of "Cash on the Sidelines"
    Posted by on May 18th, 2009 at 9:00 pm, Comments: 0

    The concept of “cash on the sidelines” is, in my opinion, one of the simplest and yet most mis-understood concepts in capital markets today. I […]

  • Which Story is Real?
    Posted by on May 15th, 2009 at 1:59 pm, Comments: 0

    Ok, it’s time for another edition of “Is it real? or is it from The Onion?” I am warning you in advance – today’s edition […]

  • "My Personal Credit Crisis"
    Posted by on May 15th, 2009 at 2:44 am, Comments: 0

    Kudos to Edmund Andrews, who writes a tremendously honest account titled “My Personal Credit Crisis” in the NYT Magazine this week. It’s a must read. […]

  • Useless Predictions and GM Bullying
    Posted by on May 13th, 2009 at 2:08 pm, Comments: 0

    Last week I posed a question about why we listen in awe to Bernanke’s economic predictions when he has already demonstrated his inability to make […]

  • Here’s a Question
    Posted by on May 10th, 2009 at 2:04 pm, Comments: 0

    Believers in Obamanomics are telling us that things are getting better and that we’ve already begun to see the signs of a turnaround in the […]

  • Stress Tests and Green Shoots
    Posted by on May 8th, 2009 at 1:05 pm, Comments: 0

    Now that the banks have been blessed by Pope Tim Geithner the First, we’ll move on to the real world and watch reality play out […]

  • Poker After Dark Cash Game – Spoiler Alert
    Posted by on May 6th, 2009 at 1:46 am, Comments: 0

    Since my blog was decreed to be the 21st best poker blog of 2009, and considering that I haven’t written about poker in about 9 […]

  • What I’m Reading Today
    Posted by on May 5th, 2009 at 5:50 pm, Comments: 0

    -Nouriel Roubini’s Op-Ed in the WSJ: “We Can’t Subsidize the Banks Forever.” No mention of wall vaginas. – The Barricade: Michael Milken on financial alchemy […]

  • Jesus Chrysler
    Posted by on May 4th, 2009 at 8:42 pm, Comments: 0

    Today’s must read post comes from AQR’s Cliff Asness, courtesy of ZeroHedge. Asness is responding to President Obama’s populist soundbite a few days ago, regarding […]

  • LOL – Really?
    Posted by on May 1st, 2009 at 12:15 pm, Comments: 0

    A collection of “you CANNOT be serious” stories from Thursday: 1) MGM shares soar on lending agreement: Under terms of the new deal, MGM Mirage […]