Archive for April, 2010

  • WYNN Q1 2010 Conference Call Tidbits
    Posted by on April 30th, 2010 at 5:15 pm, Comments: 0

    I find Steve Wynn’s quarterly conference calls to be among some of the most honest, straightforward and illuminating data points freely available in the market.  […]

  • Back to Business, I Guess
    Posted by on April 29th, 2010 at 8:59 pm, Comments: 0

    I wrote a post about my new foster dog who wears a diaper and is supposedly trained in German, and it generated not a single […]

  • Meet Mr. Griffey!
    Posted by on April 28th, 2010 at 11:38 pm, Comments: 0

    So a few weeks ago I mentioned that Mrs. Dynamite had filled out the application to be a foster home for the National Brussels Griffon […]

  • Censorship Will Solve Nothing! You Hear Me BNP?
    Posted by on April 28th, 2010 at 6:31 pm, Comments: 0

    I’ve been informed that BNP Paribas has blocked access to blogspot URLs from their servers.  That means that employees of the French bank can no […]

  • Goldman Sachs Senate Testimony: City Deal vs City Wok
    Posted by on April 27th, 2010 at 4:47 pm, Comments: 0

    Levin’s “shitty deal”: (via Clusterstock) vs  South Park’s City Wok: If you watched the hearings this morning, you MUST read Bess Levin’s sarcastic liveblogging recap […]

  • It’s Time For Your Anecdotes
    Posted by on April 26th, 2010 at 2:31 pm, Comments: 0

    When I lived in New York City, I had my ear to the ground.  I wouldn’t say that NYC is typical of the national economy, […]

  • Greece Gun: FAIL
    Posted by on April 23rd, 2010 at 12:29 pm, Comments: 0

    I guess the markets weren’t intimidated by Greece’s loaded gun… From Bloomberg: “Greece called for activation of a financial lifeline of as much as 45 […]

  • FDIC Deposit Insurance: A Blast From The Past
    Posted by on April 22nd, 2010 at 5:11 pm, Comments: 0

    I’d be surprised if anyone thought that banks would be happier without deposit insurance these days.  We (they!) need deposit insurance to avoid panic and […]

  • Big Boston Sports Night
    Posted by on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:35 am, Comments: 0

    Tuesday, the Red Sox broke out of their slump with a walk off win thanks to unknown newcomer Darnell McDonald.  The Celtics, without their emotional […]

  • GM – Reading the Whole Story
    Posted by on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:20 am, Comments: 0

    A friend of mine sent me the GM press release today, amazed that they’d “paid back the government” in full and ahead of schedule.  Wow. […]

  • SEC vs GS: Just When I Thought I Was Out…
    Posted by on April 21st, 2010 at 2:11 pm, Comments: 0

    They pull me back in! I’d be remiss if I didn’t republish this story: “Testimony Could Undercut SEC Charge Against Goldman”.  For those unaware, Paulo […]

  • Disaster Averted
    Posted by on April 21st, 2010 at 12:35 pm, Comments: 0

    Phew… The doormen of New York City, who actually have their own union, narrowly averted going on strike last night.  The NY Times tells us […]

  • CSI: New Hampshire Woods
    Posted by on April 20th, 2010 at 11:09 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m sick of writing about Goldman Sachs – I have bigger issues to deal with – like finding out what varmint is nibbling on my […]

  • Monday Readings
    Posted by on April 19th, 2010 at 9:33 pm, Comments: 0

    Paul Krugman miseducates the public.  One point of Leigh Drogan’s post yesterday was that the media needs to get their facts straight.  Authors as influential […]

  • Goldman Responds AGAIN to the SEC’s Suit
    Posted by on April 19th, 2010 at 3:11 pm, Comments: 0

    Via WSJ’s DealJournal comes Goldman Sachs’s third response, presented here in full, without comment: Overview: On Friday, April 16, the US Securities and Exchange Commission […]

  • Goldman Commentary Linkfest – Blaming Paulson?
    Posted by on April 18th, 2010 at 9:23 pm, Comments: 0

    Goldman Sachs & The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth.  If you’re not clear on where I stand on this, read my […]

  • Abacus Irony
    Posted by on April 18th, 2010 at 4:16 am, Comments: 0

    Rhetorical question:  When Goldman Sachs decided to name their series of Collateralized Debt Obligations “Abacus,”  were they laughing to themselves the whole time, chuckling that […]

  • Goldman Sachs & The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth
    Posted by on April 17th, 2010 at 5:05 pm, Comments: 0

    So there is still a lot to discuss about this Goldman Sachs situation.  I wrote my initial summary and reaction after reading the SEC’s complaint.  […]

  • Goldman Sachs’s Response to the SEC Suit
    Posted by on April 16th, 2010 at 9:16 pm, Comments: 0

    I’ll leave it to readers to evaluate this on their own, but please do leave it in the comments section if you think this explanation […]

  • The SEC Complaint Against Goldman Sachs
    Posted by on April 16th, 2010 at 5:31 pm, Comments: 0

    Big news today, that the SEC is suing Goldman Sachs for fraud.  The basic gist is that GS failed to disclose relevant information related to […]