• Pivotfarm
    04/20/2014 - 17:08
    As the audience went from laughter to applause, Vladimir Putin responded to the question that he had just read out on a televised debate in Russia. What was the question?

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Econophile's picture

Why Wall Street Ignores Real Risk And Why History Will Repeat Itself

Black Swan Capital Markets ETC Morgan Stanley None Risk Management Volatility Wells Fargo Nothing has really changed with Wall Street's risk models and risk evaluation theories. Instead of focusing on doing a better job managing clients' wealth, they are more concerned with managing their risk from client lawsuits. Pretty sad conclusion in a post-Black Swan world. See what they said at the Milken Institute's Global Conference.


Michael Victory's picture

Rare Earths and other things rare.

Australia Japan Rare Earth Elements Toyota rare - (of a thing) Not found in large numbers and consequently of interest or value.


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Flash Crash – The Call Redux - A Fictional Look at the May 6, 2010 Market Crash

Bob Pisani Cognitive Dissonance CRAP Federal Reserve Happy Talk High Frequency Trading High Frequency Trading Market Crash Monetary Policy NASDAQ national security New York Stock Exchange None Reality TARP White House Three days after the Flash Crash of Thursday, May 6, 2010 I posted a fictional story on Zero Hedge describing what might have happened. To commemorate the anniversary I have rewritten, novelized and illustrated that posting and present it below for your reading pleasure.


CapitalContext's picture

Closing Context Update: Protection Bid Across All Assets

2s10s 2s10s Bond Carry Trade CDS Crude Derisking Equity Markets European Central Bank Exchange Traded Fund Greece Gross Domestic Product Implied Correlation Reality recovery Sovereign CDS Sovereign Debt SPY Equities underperformed credit once again as macro protection was in demand (in all asset classes) and some rotation from macro-to-micro protection in equities ended a day which was very ugly open-to-close despite what headlines will yell.


williambanzai7's picture

THe GReeK ESCaPe 2011

Starts Friday at a theater near you...


Stone Street Advisors's picture

How Much Would a "Made In The U.S.A" iPad2 Cost?

Apple BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics China Yuan ...and more importantly, would you pay more for it?


Reggie Middleton's picture

Even With Apple’s Successful Launch On Verizon, Google Continues To Increase It’s Lead In The Smarthphone Space

Apple ETC Fail Google Market Share Motorola None Twitter Verizon A amazing as Apple's growth was last quarter during the iPhone release on Verizon's network, Google's Android still gained market share and the two main Android handset vendors doubled and tripled Apple's handset growth. It's fair to say that Android is to Google in 2013 as Windows is to Microsoft in the '90s. Network effect, y'all hear?


Leo Kolivakis's picture

What Do You Value Most in Life?

Bill Gates Cohen ETC Real estate SAC Over lunch and wine with a former boss and still friend of mine, we got talking on all sorts of topics, including corporate governance and what we value most in life...


CapitalContext's picture

Capital Context Update: Systemic Risk Rising and Equity Underperformance

Across the Curve Bond CDS Copper Double Dip Equity Markets Exchange Traded Fund Greece Implied Correlation Ireland Portugal Risk Premium Sovereigns SPY Trichet Away from the chaos that was the commodities sector today, recent themes in credit, equity, and vol contexts continued to gnaw away at the bullishness of every talking head. Shifts in CMBX tranches point to growing fears of systemic concerns in MBS markets and the up-in-quality trade (or up in capital structure) is in full force.


ilene's picture

Hanging By A Thread

Ben Bernanke Bond China Eurozone Global Economy Gross Domestic Product Japan New York Times Personal Consumption Recession Unemployment The economy is hanging by a thread. Loan demand is weak, wages are flat, and markets are on a knife-edge.


ilene's picture

Thoughtful Thursday - What's Our Money Worth?

China Deficit Spending ETC European Central Bank Exchange Traded Fund fixed Gold Bugs Japan Market Crash Nikkei None Reserve Currency Stimulus Spending Trade Deficit Trichet Yen Yuan All those digital Dollars, Yen, Pounds or Yuan you have in your bank accounts are nothing more than arbitrary numerical records of transactions and each individual note is literally not worth the paper it is written on OTHER THAN the faith you have in the issuing government not to "cheat."


thetechnicaltake's picture

I Hope You Were Not One of Those Buying

Rydex SPY Monday's market action saw some of the strongest buying amongst the Rydex market timers in over 10 years. Oops!


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