Archive for January, 2010

  • Vegas MLK 2K10 Part IV – Downtown
    Posted by on January 29th, 2010 at 4:31 pm, Comments: 0

    In case you need to get caught up, read Parts I, II, and III. Sunday we woke up early to place our bets for the […]

  • Need to Boost Returns? Lever Up!
    Posted by on January 28th, 2010 at 1:41 pm, Comments: 0

    I’ve been saying for a while now that if we want to reduce the risk of future crisis, the key is to reduce the leverage […]

  • Life Imitates Art?
    Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 10:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Via Dealbreaker:  MadTV Ad spoof – the iPad Now, here’s the kicker – that video is YEARS old… In case you’ve been living under a […]

  • The Geithner – AIG Hearings
    Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 6:35 pm, Comments: 0

    I spent all morning watching Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  Fortunately, I can summarize it for […]

  • Ponzi Of the Day – ADBE
    Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 2:00 am, Comments: 0

    From the NY Times Dealbook: “Adobe Systems, the company best known for its Adobe Reader and Photoshop software, said Monday it priced $1.5 billion in […]

  • Link Hodge Podge
    Posted by on January 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm, Comments: 0

    You should read these things this week: Must read – Cliff Asness is exceedingly coherent in this tome on the causes of the crisis and […]

  • Vegas MLK 2K10 Part III – Real Time Wagering and Off Strip Dining
    Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 5:20 pm, Comments: 0

    So where was I… oh yeah – I’d just finished describing the greatest human evolutionary theory of the 21st century – the March of the […]

  • Championship Weekend
    Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 2:20 pm, Comments: 0

    Quick thoughts while I write Part III of the Vegas Trip report: It’s not up on Youtube, but Jordin Sparks’ rendition of the National Anthem  […]

  • New Bank Regulation
    Posted by on January 22nd, 2010 at 3:34 pm, Comments: 0

    I wanted to resist commenting about the “Volcker Rule” until the details were finalized, but let me just spit out a few things.  First of […]

  • Vegas MLK 2K10 Part II – March Of the Penguins
    Posted by on January 21st, 2010 at 8:37 pm, Comments: 0

    If you missed Part I, check it out now. Anyone who has been to Vegas knows that there is the strange phenomenon of female visitors […]

  • Vegas MLK 2K10 – Part I – The Arrival
    Posted by on January 20th, 2010 at 5:47 pm, Comments: 0

    For the past 10 years I’ve been flying to Vegas out of the NYC area airports – mostly JFK and Newark.  Friday, however, I had […]

  • Homeownership Update
    Posted by on January 19th, 2010 at 5:46 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m back from Vegas, and busy crafting a trip report which will be well worth your time to read.  In the meantime, the total in […]

  • Vegas Imminent
    Posted by on January 15th, 2010 at 2:31 am, Comments: 0

    I’m off to Vegas Friday afternoon, rekindling the pattern of annual Martin Luther King Day trips to the desert. While I’m gone, there’s a lot […]

  • Bank Taxes, GM, and Chrysler
    Posted by on January 14th, 2010 at 1:53 pm, Comments: 0

    Today’s story is “Obama to Unveil Proposal on Bank Taxes”  from the WSJ, regarding taxes/fees the Administration will assess to the big financial firms. “If […]

  • The Year of the Tiger
    Posted by on January 14th, 2010 at 1:43 pm, Comments: 0

    Ironic?  2010 is the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.  Are you telling me he won’t be back?  It’s his year! -KD

  • Eff You Brick and Mortar
    Posted by on January 14th, 2010 at 12:39 am, Comments: 0

    So I am buying a ladder.  I did some research on the internet, and decided on the Werner MT-22 telescoping multi-position telescoping super duper interchangeable […]

  • Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Hearing
    Posted by on January 13th, 2010 at 4:40 pm, Comments: 0

    The Banking Big Boys are testifying this morning in front of the FCIC. “The Commission was established to “examine the causes, domestic and global, of […]

  • Talking Your Book vs FrontRunning
    Posted by on January 12th, 2010 at 9:03 pm, Comments: 0

    So today’s non-story that’s been somehow turned into a story relates to a letter that Goldman Sachs sent to clients of its “Fundamental Strategies Group,”  […]

  • Bubble Datapoint of the Day
    Posted by on January 11th, 2010 at 6:52 pm, Comments: 0

    Felix Salmon points to a NY Times article on a brilliant (brilliantly stupid?) oversight by lenders to Foxwoods Casino’s Pequot Nation.  See, the Pequot tribe […]

  • NFL Stat of the Week
    Posted by on January 11th, 2010 at 3:36 pm, Comments: 0

    In yesterday’s 51-45 NFC Wildcard playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers, the Arizona Cardinals ran 57 offensive plays, racking up 531 total yards.  Peter […]