Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

Reggie Middleton's picture

Did You Know That The Upcoming Italian Auction Can Spark Contagion That Touches A BIG US Bank?

  Follow that bouncing ball across Europe as it eventually hits home right here on Wall Street. Why haven't we heard about this in the media or the sell side reports?  

RickAckerman's picture

Prepare to Be Forgiven, Ye Mortgage Sinners

Although we waxed skeptical here the other day about Warren Buffett’s just-announced $5 billion stake in Bank of America, we allowed for the possibility that the deal will provide a handsome payoff to him no matter what happens to the bank.  B of A could implode, after all, a victim of sinking collateral values for its mortgage loans, and of litigation over its securitized-lending business. 

rcwhalen's picture

Sol Sanders | Follow the money No. 81 | The Great American Heresy

William James saw an increasing tendency to extend the then budding scientific method of controlled experiments in the physical sciences into intractable social and political problems. He warned it would not work, perhaps as much based on his psychological understanding as his philosophical logic, that is, as the old saying goes, people will be people.

thetrader's picture


Chart levels to look out for

thetrader's picture

News That Matters

All you need to read

ilene's picture

Pavlov Rang the Bell

The response of the market makes sense from the perspective of Pavlovian conditioning.

ilene's picture

Housing Time Bomb Goes Tick Tock Tick Tock

Sales must increase. That is largely dependent on household formation, which in turn is dependent on growth in full time jobs. And that's not happening.

thetrader's picture

100% Money

What about less Debt?

williambanzai7's picture

Highbrows and The Popular Mind

I am not an anti-intellectual...I am an anti-moron of the counter buffoonery school. 

EconMatters's picture

PIMCO Missed the Trade of the Year in the Treasury Market

PIMCO Bond King's cardinal sin at the Treasury market analyzed..... 

rcwhalen's picture

Charlie Reese | 545 vs. 300,000,000 People

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

EconMatters's picture

Infographic: America, The Lawsuit-Happy Nation

One lawyer for every 254 Americans, and one new lawsuit every 2 seconds.

williambanzai7's picture

RaiNY DaY...DReaM AwaY...

Hey man, take a look out the window and see what's happening...Yeah, I see what you mean brother...

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

QE 3 Will Only Come With Catastrophe

  The Fed’s tools (QE and otherwise) are now going to be implemented to “avert catastrophe,” NOT to “improve the economy.” The bulls don’t want to hear this but it’s true. The game has changed dramatically in the world. The next time the Fed acts, it’s going to be in reaction to some BAD happening.    

RickAckerman's picture

Warren Buffett Rolls the Dice

Warren Buffett Placing one’s chips on the “Don’t Pass” line when Warren Buffett holds the dice may seem ill-advised, but we’re not so sure about that $5 billion bet he just made on Bank of America.  The news media inferred with all its might that it was a vote of confidence — not only in B of A, but in the U.S. banking system. Yeah, well, maybe. 

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