Lehman Brothers

Previewing The September "Hurricane-Disrupted" Jobs Report

Tomorrow's hurricane-affected September jobs report will be... confusing. That is the (lack of) consensus from Wall Street analysts, who expect an average print of 80,000 (down from the 3-month average of 185K), however with huge variance on either side, with 4 economists predicting a loss of jobs, three expecting a print higher than 150K and one optimistic forecaster going as high as 260,000.

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."

Could Market Complexity Trigger The Next Crash?

Just like in an avalanche, where various factors at the top of a mountain (accumulating volumes of snow, weather, temperature, geology, gravity, etc.) make up a complex system that is difficult to predict, markets are similarly complex... and prone to instantaneous collapse.

Former Deutsche Bank Head Of Subprime Trading Sued For Fraud

Nearly 10 years to the day since Lehman Brothers failed, the US filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in Brooklyn against Paul Mangione, former Deutsche Bank head of subprime trading, whom it accused of defrauding investors in mortgage-backed securities sold before the financial crisis.

Soros' Worst Trade

"...the seller was high-stakes Wall Street investor, George Soros. 'You ought to talk to George about that trade, if he’ll talk to you', Rubin suggests... 'Motty. He was long up the ying yang and he panicked." I just remember it as the day I out-traded the great George Soros."