Archive for April, 2010

  • Thursday Links
    Posted by on April 15th, 2010 at 9:42 pm, Comments: 0

    If you missed my piece on the latest damaging structured product: the buffet of buffets, go read it now. Other stuff: Jerry Murrell of Five […]

  • Derivatives Reform – Where are the Regulators?
    Posted by on April 13th, 2010 at 4:27 pm, Comments: 0

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about taking a more proactive role in regulating derivatives.  Well, I received a brazen email last night which […]

  • Greek Headline Manipulation?
    Posted by on April 13th, 2010 at 11:54 am, Comments: 0

    Greece sold 26-week and 52-week bills in an auction designed to prove that the latest rescue plan has “worked.” From Bloomberg: “Greece’s auction of Treasury […]

  • A Day In the Life
    Posted by on April 13th, 2010 at 3:38 am, Comments: 0

    So your wondering what a former trader turned maple syrup magnate and versatile blogger does on his 34th birthday?  Well, today, I woke up around […]

  • Greasing the Wheels
    Posted by on April 12th, 2010 at 12:53 pm, Comments: 0

    It seems that Greece still fails to understand the difference between liquidity and solvency.  Here’s an explanation for you – with last night’s European Union […]

  • Greenspan and the Rhythm Method
    Posted by on April 11th, 2010 at 11:22 pm, Comments: 0

    Seth Myers, on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update: “Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said of his time in office, “I was […]

  • Selection Bias In Economic Data
    Posted by on April 9th, 2010 at 3:55 pm, Comments: 0

    Let’s talk about selection bias and how it applies to recent economic data. Selection bias is the phenomenon of potentially erroneous sampling.  Yesterday, retail “same […]

  • I Heart Amazon.Com
    Posted by on April 9th, 2010 at 3:15 am, Comments: 0

    Amazon.com has the sickest supply chain management slash order fulfillment of any firm I’ve ever seen.  Last night I ordered a pair of speakers to […]

  • Headline of the Day – Losing Streak?
    Posted by on April 8th, 2010 at 9:18 pm, Comments: 0

    From Yahoo: “Stocks snap losing streak as investors look past Greece to retail sales.”  I would link to the article, but it would only make […]

  • A Lesson in a Technology Investing Thought Processes
    Posted by on April 7th, 2010 at 2:41 pm, Comments: 0

    Bronte Capital’s John Hempton recently blogged an excerpt from his letter to clients about why he’s short First Solar (FSLR).   It’s not the FSLR thesis […]

  • LOL Fed
    Posted by on April 6th, 2010 at 6:41 pm, Comments: 0

    I mean what else can you say about this headline: “Fed keeps eyes out for speculative bubbles.” It’s like I’m living in a dream world […]

  • Link Dump
    Posted by on April 6th, 2010 at 2:55 am, Comments: 0

    There are lots of stories that have been worth reading in the past week or so, but that I haven’t blogged about.  I tweeted some […]

  • KidDynamiteBlog is on Twitter
    Posted by on April 5th, 2010 at 11:42 pm, Comments: 0

    Are you on Twitter, but not following KidDynamiteBlog?  Why not?  Get on it. -KD

  • Red Sox Country
    Posted by on April 5th, 2010 at 6:25 pm, Comments: 0

    A great thing about being in New Hampshire is that I’m back in Red Sox country.  That means that I get to watch the games […]

  • Brussels Griffon Rescue
    Posted by on April 5th, 2010 at 4:15 pm, Comments: 0

    Mrs. Dynamite filled out an application (approved!) for us to become a foster home for the National Brussels Griffon Rescue.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to […]

  • Granite State of Mind
    Posted by on April 5th, 2010 at 11:04 am, Comments: 0

    This is absolutely brilliant: “New Hammmmmmppshire – DSL service is brand new, you might even see a moose” Of course, you have to know the […]

  • Bees, Wasps and Such
    Posted by on April 4th, 2010 at 7:30 pm, Comments: 0

    I have tons of bees on my property.  Friggin TONS of them.  OK – that’s probably a taxonomic misnomer:  most of them are probably varieties […]

  • Our Credit Has Already Been Spent
    Posted by on April 4th, 2010 at 1:43 pm, Comments: 0

    First, a graph (click here for large version) – you may have seen it before, courtesy of Calculated Risk: Then, an explanation via MatrixAnalytix, posted […]

  • Simon Johnson: "The Most Dangerous Man In America: Jamie Dimon"
    Posted by on April 3rd, 2010 at 9:30 pm, Comments: 0

    Simon Johnson’s recent post on Baseline Scenario is worth reading, at least for the irresistible two paragraph opening: “There are two kinds of bankers to […]

  • NY Times Link Fest
    Posted by on April 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 am, Comments: 0

    A bunch of NY Times stories caught my eye recently: Judge Throws Out Suit against Moodys, S&P “Plaintiffs, led by the Public Employees’ Retirement System […]