Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

Stone Street Advisors's picture

How Goldman Sachs Gets Stocks It Underwrites on Its “Conviction Buy” List

China ETC goldman sachs Goldman Sachs Hong Kong NASDAQ Reality Risk Premium Its one thing when Investment Banks use optimistic assumptions for revenue growth and margin expansion to "rationalize" a high price for its client's stock. Its another thing entirely to assume a Chinese company has the same level of risk as a U.S. one...

thetechnicaltake's picture

Call This a Warning Sign

Recession This is the first real technical warning sign that the market is on the verge of breaking down and the economy is on the verge of a recession.

Reggie Middleton's picture

The Anatomy of a Serial European Banking Collapse

Black Swans Central Banks Commercial Real Estate CRE CRE default European Central Bank Greece Gross Domestic Product Housing Market Hungary Mark To Market Market Crash Netherlands Real estate Risk Management Sovereign Debt Have you ever looked beneath the hood of the big European banks? It's scary for the average layperson & it even scarier if you actually understand what it is you are looking at. What we have hear is EXACTLY what I found in early 2008, INSOLVENCY - laid out plainly for all to see - at least all who ever bothered to take a look! Throw Kilo after Kilo of leveraged fiat currency meat into the insolvent sovereign PIIGS' maw & you won't ever see it again:

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Quebec's Absolute Return Flop?

Fund of Funds Institutional Investors Private Equity Real estate Transparency Exposing the truth on Quebec's $175 million Absolute Return Fund...

williambanzai7's picture


Counterparties Fail Greece Helicopter Ben Too Big To Fail Why man, he doth bestride the insolvent world... Like a Debt Colossus...

Vitaliy Katsenelson's picture

VALUEx Vail 2011 – Thoughts from the conference

Apple Best Buy China Davos default ETC Fund of Funds Google Jim Chanos Newspaper Real estate Switzerland United Kingdom Value Investing Volvo Warren Buffett At the core of VALUEx is that there are no star speakers, and all the content (i.e. presentations) of the conference are participant-generated.

ilene's picture

A Blinking Idiot & the Banking System

Ben Bernanke Central Banks CRAP Foreign Central Banks Housing Market Open Market Operations Real estate Yen In the end they cannot fulfill their purpose because the banking system is dead. This is Frankenstein’s monster.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Bernanke Just Admitted He's Lost Control of the Markets

Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke China Eurozone Federal Reserve Greece Man Of The Year Middle East Recession Trichet For 80+ years, the US financial system has operated under the belief that the Federal Reserve could handle any problem. This belief was put to the ultimate test in 2008 when the Fed faced off against the biggest Financial Crisis of the last 80 years. And the ONLY thing that kept us from the brink was the belief the Fed could fix things. It couldn’t. And we’re all beginning to see that now.

williambanzai7's picture

MR BeN CaPTioN CoNTeST (We SeeM To HaVe a FRoNTRuNNeR)

Green Shoots Wen Jiabao I see we have lots of very very funny entries...but check out Liquid Courage's at the bottom. Maybe he'll put it on Conan.

Econophile's picture

Greece Is Europe: The Failure Of The Euro

Budget Deficit Capital Markets Corruption Credit Default Swaps default Deficit Spending Deutsche Bank European Central Bank Eurozone Germany Greece Gross Domestic Product International Monetary Fund Ireland Italy Lehman Ohio Portugal Purchasing Power ratings recovery Reserve Currency Sovereign Debt Sovereigns The eurozone is in serious trouble and Greece is just a symptom. Whether or not they default on their debt may not matter as similar problems plague Spain, Ireland, Portugal, and even Italy. The European Monetary Union is built on a house of cards and they don't have the time for needed radical reforms. Like all sovereigns who owe more than they can pay, they will resort to monetary inflation to bail themselves out. This article explains how the EMU works, why it is failing, and why they will resort to fiat money printing to solve it.

williambanzai7's picture


Corruption Creditors ETC Germany Greece International Monetary Fund United Kingdom Culture, culture,'s the culture you Eurocratic dopes!

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