Archive for September, 2010

  • AIG Pays The Government Back With Its Own Money AGAIN
    Posted by on September 30th, 2010 at 1:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Say this about AIG – the smoke and mirrors they are employing will fool the vast majority of the American people.  I […]

  • The Difference Between BID and ASK: Liberty Mutual
    Posted by on September 29th, 2010 at 3:24 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Liberty Mutual’s announcements this month about the IPO of their Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation business, and then the subsequent postponing of that […]

  • Icahn as Gekko – Just in Time for Wall Street 2
    Posted by on September 29th, 2010 at 2:01 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Bud Fox: “Why do you have to wreck this company?” Gordon Gekko: “Because it’s WRECKABLE” – Wall Street Now, I’m not saying […]

  • Quotable
    Posted by on September 28th, 2010 at 6:59 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Two quotable passages today: 1) NY Times: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans ““I have heard many times that atheists know more […]

  • A Plethora of Posts – ETFs and Others
    Posted by on September 27th, 2010 at 1:38 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Are you looking for the two posts I wrote about ETFs last week? You can find the first rebuttal to Bogan’s XRT […]

  • New Financial Products Part II – Citi’s Inflation Hedge Portfolio
    Posted by on September 27th, 2010 at 10:32 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I got an email from my Morgan Stanley Smith Barney broker today about a new product they were offering.  It was a […]

  • New Financial Products – Part I: Ally’s Raise Your Rate CD
    Posted by on September 27th, 2010 at 2:24 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Have you seen the ads for Ally Bank’s “Raise Your Rate” CD?  Basically, it’s a 2 year CD with a yield (1.74%) […]

  • Hard Rock Cafe Sues Hard Rock Hotel
    Posted by on September 27th, 2010 at 12:38 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Vegas Rex is at his finest in his recent piece about the lawsuit Hard Rock Cafe has filed against Hard Rock Hotel. […]

  • Guaranteed Box of Crap, Part NINE
    Posted by on September 26th, 2010 at 1:41 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I’ve used this quote (Tommy Boy) before, and I’ll use it again – every time we stamp a Government guarantee on crappy […]

  • Attempting to Wrap Up the Absurd Citi-SEC Settlement Story
    Posted by on September 26th, 2010 at 1:01 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I started writing about this story a few months ago, when Citi was given the equivalent of two minutes in the penalty […]

  • ETF Mechanics are Positively NOT Beyond Comprehension – Contrary to Herb Greenberg
    Posted by on September 24th, 2010 at 3:47 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Herb Greenberg did a segment on CNBC today about Bogan’s “Can ETFs Collapse Piece.”  I used to read Greenberg 10 years ago […]

  • GM Political Donations – I Have a Bad Feeling About This
    Posted by on September 23rd, 2010 at 6:03 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Something about this story makes me feel nauseous. “General Motors Co. has begun to once again contribute to political campaigns, lifting a […]

  • GOP: A Pledge To America
    Posted by on September 23rd, 2010 at 3:01 am, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits You’ll probably read a lot about this tomorrow:  A Pledge To America I debated closing comments for this post, since I have […]

  • The Problem With Pensions II – A Blast From the Past
    Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 9:19 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I wrote about pension fund return assumption problems a few days ago.  Then, while discussing another matter, a friend forwarded me this […]

  • Online Gambling IPO
    Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 6:08 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits The large UK gambling house, Betfair, announced plans for an IPO yesterday.  As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been a shareholder in PartyGaming […]

  • Channel Check – Crossgates Mall – Apple
    Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 5:49 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I’m up in Albany at “Mulch Camp,” watching my father-in-law’s mulch business while he’s away.  I went over to the massive Crossgates […]

  • Where are all my MMT’ers At?
    Posted by on September 21st, 2010 at 8:14 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Bill Gross, speaking after the Fed announcement today on CNBC, was asked by Erin Burnett  “Can we afford $2Trillion never mind $4Trillion […]

  • An ETF Lesson – Part I
    Posted by on September 21st, 2010 at 1:21 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I really don’t want to write a post debunking the hysteria thrust upon the quivering masses (who reply: “OH NO! HOW IS […]

  • "Whining" By the Super Rich
    Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 7:16 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits I feel like I can’t avoid the elephant in the blogosphere, which is Todd Henderson’s writeup about how he’s “super rich” yet […]

  • Dear Penthouse? or New York Times?
    Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 1:49 pm, Comments: 0

    Share on StockTwits Ok, it’s time for a new game here at Kid Dynamite’s World.  I’ll give you an excerpt of text, and you have […]