Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

williambanzai7's picture


May the farce be with you...

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Pensions Move to Direct Hedge Fund Investments?

Specialist hedge fund consultants are at “the leading edge of the phenomenon of many pension plans, especially public plans, moving to direct hedge fund investment,” said David Harmston, partner and global head of Albourne Partners' client group. Is he right?

Smart Money Europe's picture

'Defensive' is not always defensive

In the current market environment, many investors are positioned in what they perceive to be ‘defensive’ market segments, such as healthcare, telecoms, staples and utilities. To us, this is the wrong choice!

rcwhalen's picture

Bob Eisenbeis: QE 2 and Policy

The Fed is not backing off of its desire to stimulate the economy, all it is doing is backing off of its policy of steadily adding to that stimulus. The air is not, on net, leaking from the tire, it is still in the balloon. That stimulus is still working and the key question is how effective it has been and will be.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Graham Summers’ Weekly Market Forecast (All Eyes on Greece Edition)

Greece The world is awash in garbage debt. The only reason the banks and others haven’t taken the “hit” that they NEED to take is because they’ve bought out the politicians. Put another way, we are seeing clearly that the two primary principles of the West (capitalism and democracy) have both become jokes: alleged “capitalists” like the banks don’t ever actually see losses for mistakes and “democratically elected” leaders are in fact owned outright by the banks via donations/ bribes.

Bruce Krasting's picture

Obama, Democrats, Republicans AND Bernanke All in a Bind – What they will do and when

Just a guess on the future.

williambanzai7's picture


The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville recovery that day; The economic score stood four to minus two with but one inning more to play--And then when Greenspan died at first, and Summers did the same..A sickly silence fell upon of the patrons of that blasted monetary game.

Reggie Middleton's picture

The French Banks Are The First To Accept a Voluntary Greek Restructuring

Hey Mr. & Mrs. investment committee members, here's a strong investment idea. Let's take 30% of our money off of the table after losing 48% of it already, and reinvest 70% of it back into the original investment pool, but this time accept 20% in equity risk just as the country we're investing in is about to undergo a nasty, self-imposed austerity driven recession while our new fixed income position is subordinated in real time by the IMF, and soon likely to trade underwater just about as quickly. Now, where's my damn bonus??? I have an appointment with the Azimut dealer!

ilene's picture

Cracks Beneath the Façade

From China, to Greece, to Stocks and Bonds, European Debt, CDS, and finally the Dollar and Oil.

williambanzai7's picture


A picture worth a thousand words (Tripled)

EconMatters's picture

Poorly-Timed SPR Oil Release Could Cost U.S. Taxpayers $1.5 Billion

Since the SPR is sold essentially at the bottom of the market, it mostly likely will cost a lot more to replenish. The most ironic thing is that while trying to intervene the oil market, the U.S. government,and taxpayers could end up losing money both ways--on the sale and on the buy-back.

Leo Kolivakis's picture

The Ugly Truth?

Here is the ugly truth on health, finance, organizations, weasels, Quebec's absolute return funds, the state of the Greek, US and Canadian economy, the 'solarcoaster', insanity and unrequited love! Enjoy!

williambanzai7's picture


"It has become part of our day-to-day lexicon… something as American as apple pie. Whatever happens of an unpleasant or nefarious nature, it must have been caused or created by a “few bad apples.”--Ben Tanosborn

EconMatters's picture

Coal Gen and EPA Power Struggle: Consumers to Foot The Electric Bills?

American Electric Power (AEP) sent shock wave last week by suggesting consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40-60% in the next few years due to new air regulations by the EPA.

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