Archive for December, 2009

  • MidWeek Readings
    Posted by on December 10th, 2009 at 1:17 am, Comments: 0

    -PIMCO hired former assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury, Neel Kashkari.  Bill Gross told us a year ago his strategy was to “shake hands […]

  • One of These Stories Is From The Onion
    Posted by on December 9th, 2009 at 1:31 pm, Comments: 0

    Can you spot which one?  Don’t cheat by clicking on the hyperlinks. 1) “Nakheel’s $12 billion Palm Island May Sink, Flood – Surveyor” “Dubai World’s […]

  • Here’s What I Did Today – warning: Potentially TMI
    Posted by on December 8th, 2009 at 9:42 pm, Comments: 0

    For the uninitiated,  TMI = Too Much Information, usually used to describe something that you just wished you hadn’t heard. Let me just put it […]

  • Umm – Yahoo – I don’t Think That’s What Obama Said
    Posted by on December 8th, 2009 at 6:20 pm, Comments: 0

    First of all, put aside all partisan political views and all opinions of the validity of the Administration’s economic response for a minute.  I want […]

  • More on High Frequency Trading
    Posted by on December 8th, 2009 at 11:43 am, Comments: 0

    The sworn enemy of high frequency trading, Themis Trading, has a new “white paper” out titled “Latency Arbitrage: The Real Power Behind High Frequency Trading.”  […]

  • Heard It Through The Grape Vine – Exclusive! (Possibly NSFW)
    Posted by on December 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm, Comments: 0

    WARNING: If you’re looking for a thought provoking post on finance, you might want to come back another day – this post may be unsuitable […]

  • The Financial Week That Was
    Posted by on December 6th, 2009 at 10:02 pm, Comments: 0

    I’ve been busy enjoying myself in NYC at Phish this week, but I saved a bunch of financial stories to mention:  – Nassim Taleb gives […]

  • Inside the Bee Hive
    Posted by on December 6th, 2009 at 4:15 pm, Comments: 0

    I joke with my friends that I’m a terrible trader.  Never mind my market prowess, or lack thereof – it extends to other avenues, like […]

  • Waiting For The Time When I can Finally Say…
    Posted by on December 4th, 2009 at 7:37 pm, Comments: 0

    Last night I returned to Madison Square Garden for the second of three consecutive Phish shows.  I was not about to make the same mistake […]

  • Papa Needs A New Pair of Shoes
    Posted by on December 4th, 2009 at 2:52 pm, Comments: 0

    Some of you may have noticed that I’ve finally whored myself out and added Google Adsense to my blog.    I know, I know, I’m a […]

  • The Hangover
    Posted by on December 3rd, 2009 at 2:38 pm, Comments: 0

    I tried to write a post about last night’s Phish show at MSG, but it simply didn’t translate and I deleted it in frustration.  Without […]

  • AIG Gets Foreclosed On – "I’m Paying You With Your Money"
    Posted by on December 1st, 2009 at 1:50 pm, Comments: 0

    Irony continues to flourish.  The first story I saw this morning was: “AIG Reduces Government Borrowings by $25B.”  Hmmm.. note the careful wording – clearly […]