Archive for October, 2009

  • Hasta La Vista NYC
    Posted by on October 29th, 2009 at 12:04 am, Comments: 0

    Today was my last day in New York City.  Mrs. Dynamite and I visited a friend of mine on the floor of the NYSE where […]

  • Calling Out Matt Taibbi on Dark Pools
    Posted by on October 28th, 2009 at 3:56 am, Comments: 0

    So, I wrote this explanation of the reality of dark pools earlier today.    Then, after having a few going away drinks with some friends, I […]

  • Dark Pools Are Not Scary Shady Places That Rip Off Average Investors
    Posted by on October 27th, 2009 at 5:57 pm, Comments: 0

    The next step in the discussion about high frequency trading leads logically to the topic of dark pools.  I’m constantly mind-boggled to see the same […]

  • Two Bands You Need to See
    Posted by on October 27th, 2009 at 4:09 pm, Comments: 0

    One of the things I’m going to miss most about NYC is the easy access to quality live music.  There are a number of venues […]

  • How Easy Is It to Transfer Credit Card Debt?
    Posted by on October 26th, 2009 at 11:05 pm, Comments: 0

    I forgot to talk about another MISH post that was interesting, regarding Citibank’s decision to jack credit card rates to 29.99% on a number of […]

  • Double Shot from MISH, and Other Links
    Posted by on October 26th, 2009 at 6:30 pm, Comments: 0

    Mike Shedlock is a blogger who writes frequently, with in depth and accurate assessments of economic policies and talking points.  Over the past few days, […]

  • The Truth Behind the Data
    Posted by on October 24th, 2009 at 3:05 pm, Comments: 0

    The NAR is not a government agency. It’s the National Association of Realtors – a trade group. Their entire mission objective is to ensure that […]

  • Blogger Help!
    Posted by on October 24th, 2009 at 3:02 pm, Comments: 0

    So, I’ve upgraded my old template on Blogger.  I have a simple question for you wizards out there, since I’m not a master code monkey.  […]

  • Don’t Payze Me Bro
    Posted by on October 24th, 2009 at 2:16 pm, Comments: 0

    A story I didn’t comment on this week was that of the “Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg, who is going to limit executive pay for the […]

  • Fool Me Thrice, Shame on Both of Us
    Posted by on October 22nd, 2009 at 3:02 pm, Comments: 0

    We’ve all heard the old idiom “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” In the words of GW Bush, channeling […]

  • Paradigm Shift – Live Free or Die!
    Posted by on October 20th, 2009 at 11:08 pm, Comments: 0

    The Dude chastised me for not posting enough again today. “Buddy – people want to read stuff every day – they don’t want to go […]

  • First, We’ll Kill all the Bloggers
    Posted by on October 15th, 2009 at 2:00 am, Comments: 0

    This NY Times article about the FTC requiring increased disclosure by bloggers, Twitterers, and others receiving free products in exchange for publicity absolutely shocks me. […]

  • Using High Frequency Trading as a Scapegoat Has Jumped the Shark
    Posted by on October 13th, 2009 at 4:12 pm, Comments: 0

    Matthew Goldstein at Reuters wrote an article about what can go wrong when investors use stop-loss orders. A stop loss order is an order to […]

  • Weekend Reading
    Posted by on October 10th, 2009 at 8:01 pm, Comments: 0

    Here’s what caught my eye over the past few days: Accrued Interest on the Fed’s purchases of agency paper and interpreting the facts rather than […]

  • Rampant Mis-Information – and the Responsibility of Financial Bloggers
    Posted by on October 6th, 2009 at 4:06 pm, Comments: 0

    It’s not that I don’t like Matt Taibbi. I have a subscription to Men’s Journal, and Taibbi’s sports-related pieces are always worth reading and usually […]