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Frontrunning: January 15

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  • As anticipated, China FX reserves surge to $2.4 trillion; no accompanying TSY purchasing (Bloomberg)
  • Steven Pearlstein: A transaction tax is the answer (WaPo)
  • Stiglitz: Why are we letting Wall Street off so easy? (Mother Jones)
  • JPMorgan beats profit, revenues miss; shares, futures fall on cautionary language from Dimon (WSJ)
  • Euro falls most in month against dollar on Greece; oil drops (Bloomberg)
  • The Greek CDS curve is now inverted (FTAlphaville)
  • Brooksley Born wants the public—and Wall Street—to understand unregulated derivatives’ role in the crisis (City Journal)
  • Separating investment banks will not make us safer (FT)
  • Little by little, even the pretense of change is dropped: goodbye to the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (Bloomberg)
  • Escalation: US may take formal measures against China over Google hacking (Bloomberg)
  • Strengthening U.S. recovery may intensify Fed debate on exit...They must be looking at a different U.S.(Bloomberg)
  • No credit bubble at all: China's round-the-clock auto factories still cannot meet demand (Bloomberg)
  • Rating agency complacency is back (Bloomberg)



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Fri, 01/15/2010 - 09:51 | Link to Comment jm
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Greek CDS curve is now inverted

Assuming that is driven by matching maturities of debt and CDS, with different points on the curve having different default views. 

Seems like some buyers are wildly missing something.  Shouldn't Prob(default) be cumulative over the curve?


Fri, 01/15/2010 - 10:01 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Fri, 01/15/2010 - 10:17 | Link to Comment MeTarzanUjane
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Hey Team,
Do me a favor. Can you include a 'On Tap' section in Frontrunning? Then list the titles of the posting that you expect to publish during the day under the 'On Tap' heading.

It would be a great way for reader to be able to save time tuning out the BS days on ZH which are becoming ever increasing.


Fri, 01/15/2010 - 10:50 | Link to Comment defender
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Tarzan, if you look at most of the stories on this blog, you will find that they are from events, or publications, that have been released the same day as the post.  The lack of earth shattering news on the site is really a lack of earth shattering news being released in general.  This is to be expected during/just after the holidays.  Personally I am glad that things are finally starting to slow down.

I do think that a calender listing significant gov. releases/votes/events would be an excellent add though.  Something in the ballpark of the calendar that Project Mayhem releases each week.

Fri, 01/15/2010 - 17:51 | Link to Comment Anonymous
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