Archive for October, 2010

  • NOT Material Nonpublic Information
    Posted by on October 30th, 2010 at 7:17 pm, Comments: 0

    I opened up a high yield savings account with American Express Bank.  I mention it because I finally decided that there’s no reason not to […]

  • Effin’ Lawyers/Judges – Today’s Sign of the Apocalypse
    Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 2:24 am, Comments: 0

    What the fuck is wrong with people?  Seriously.  I’ve preached about personal responsibility a lot on this blog  – I’m a firm believer in it […]

  • Grantham and Gross
    Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 7:05 pm, Comments: 0

    Two items for you to read: 1) Jeremy Grantham’s monthly piece2) Bill Gross’s monthly piece. enjoy.-KD

  • Phish Manchester 10/26/10 – Please Me Have No Regrets
    Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 3:59 pm, Comments: 0

    Phish came up to Manchester, NH last night, an easy 30 minute drive for me.  I met up with Dr. Pauly (I haven’t read Pauly’s […]

  • Insider Trading Redux
    Posted by on October 26th, 2010 at 2:39 pm, Comments: 0

    Last week I wrote a post about potential difficulties in identifying insider trading.  The post and the comments are worth a read – if for […]

  • Phish – 10/22/10 – Providence: 1000 Barefoot Children Outside Dancing On My Lawn
    Posted by on October 25th, 2010 at 10:51 pm, Comments: 0

    Friday I journeyed down to Boston to meet my brother-in-law, Dan, and then we continued on down to Providence to catch Phish at “The Dunk” […]

  • Foreclosures vs Short Sales vs Principal Modifications
    Posted by on October 25th, 2010 at 2:26 am, Comments: 0

    When homeowners are unable to pay their mortgage, there are basically a few options that the banks have.   First, they can foreclose on the home […]

  • Let’s Second Guess Mike Tomlin
    Posted by on October 24th, 2010 at 8:39 pm, Comments: 0

    Last week I questioned Bill Belichick’s decision to throw a Hail Mary at the end of regulation instead of attempting a super long field goal.  […]

  • Gone Phishin’
    Posted by on October 22nd, 2010 at 12:34 pm, Comments: 0

    I’m driving down to Boston and then Providence this afternoon to see Phish at the Dunkin’ Donuts center.  Then the band will come up to […]

  • Circle of Life
    Posted by on October 20th, 2010 at 12:28 pm, Comments: 0

    Ah hah – you thought that the title “Circle of Life” was going to be related to some interesting New Hampshire wildlife experience I had?  […]

  • Insider Trading and Material Non-Public Information
    Posted by on October 19th, 2010 at 7:24 pm, Comments: 0

    One of the first things any new hire on Wall Street, or any executive in a publicly traded corporation, learns about is the laws pertaining […]

  • Let’s Second Guess Bill Belichick
    Posted by on October 17th, 2010 at 9:15 pm, Comments: 0

    The Patriots won a great game today against the Baltimore Ravens.  Coming back from a 20-10 deficit, the Pats tied the game, and had a […]

  • SKUNK! What to do?
    Posted by on October 16th, 2010 at 1:53 pm, Comments: 0

    Perhaps solving my skunk problem will be easier than solving ForeClosure Gate.  Here’s the problem:  there’s a skunk in my ‘hood. And by my ‘hood, […]

  • Promise – The Springsteen Documentary
    Posted by on October 16th, 2010 at 1:42 pm, Comments: 0

    I finally got around to watching The Promise – The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town – a documentary on HBO about the […]

  • ForeclosureGate – How Do We Resolve It?
    Posted by on October 15th, 2010 at 2:31 pm, Comments: 0

    I’ve been reluctant to write about ForeclosureGate because a lot of other people are writing much better analysis of the problem.  I’m going to approach […]

  • Quote of the Day – Ben Bernanke
    Posted by on October 15th, 2010 at 1:25 pm, Comments: 0

    “One disadvantage of asset purchases relative to conventional monetary policy is that we have much less experience in judging the economic effects of this policy […]

  • Kid Dynamite Butchers A Cow
    Posted by on October 14th, 2010 at 3:30 pm, Comments: 0

    If you missed my earlier piece on the actual slaughter of the cow, you need to go read it now. Saturday, I returned to Paul’s […]

  • JOE: Bull vs Bear
    Posted by on October 13th, 2010 at 10:09 pm, Comments: 0

    David Einhorn made a splash today by detailing his short thesis on The St Joe Company (ticker: JOE).  Dealbreaker has a copy of the presentation […]

  • Maxine Waters: Just Write it Off!
    Posted by on October 13th, 2010 at 5:31 pm, Comments: 0

    Maxine Waters channeled her inner Kramer – not Jim Cramer – Cosmo Kramer – when she suggested today that it was possible to have mortgage […]

  • JPM Earnings – Earning Interest on Borrowings?
    Posted by on October 13th, 2010 at 2:59 pm, Comments: 0

    As most people know, banks pay interest on liabilities (deposits) and earn interest on assets (loans). A friend alerted me to an interesting line in […]