Contributing Editors' Blog Entries

Value Expectations's picture

Default 'Catastrophe' Explains Why the Debt Ceiling Shouldn't Be Increased

Debt Ceiling default The presumed default catastrophe driven by an inability to increase debt is precisely why it shouldn't be increased.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

Why Bernanke Would LOVE Another Crash

So before the Fed can continue to bail out its buddies on Wall Street, it needs some serious justification for more QE. And what better than a market Crash? After all, the Euro crisis and market collapse in May 2010 was what laid the groundwork for the Fed’s QE lite and QE 2 programs. A similar drop in stocks today would give the Fed a clear “see what happens when there’s no Fed help?” angle to take when it begins discussing QE 3.

George Washington's picture

Earthquakes and Weird Atmospheric Phenomena: Which Comes First ... The Chicken Or the Egg?

Or was it Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky in a drunken stupor with the maid?

ilene's picture

Which Way Wednesday - Probably Down

Now that, my friends, is how you buy yourself some good Government!

williambanzai7's picture


The only thing we have to fear is him...

madhedgefundtrader's picture

Come join The Mad Hedge Fund Trader for lunch in San Francisco

Mad Hedge Fund Trader Come join me for lunch for the Mad Hedge Fund Trader’s Global Strategy Update, which I will be conducting in San Francisco, California on May 20, 2011. A three course lunch will be followed by a 30 minute PowerPoint presentation and a 45 minute question and answer period.

Reggie Middleton's picture

The “American Realist” Says: Past as Prologue – Re-blown Bubble to Pop Before the Previous Bubble Finishes Popping!!!!

Last night, I spent an interesting time with the esteemed and world reknown macro economist, entrepreneur, NYU professor and strategist, Dr. Nouriel Roubini. Nouriel is a very, very bright guy. He has to be, he agrees with many of my viewpoints :-) On a more serious note, this article is the first installment of the valuation of real world, real assets and properties that are actually up for sale. I plan to walk my readers through the potential absurdity that is investing in a bubble that has not finished popping.

Stone Street Advisors's picture

Matt Taibbi Hyperbole vs. Goldman Sachs Reality

Goldman Sachs goldman sachs Matt Taibbi Reality A former CDO manager and investor says the "case" against Goldman is nowhere near as strong as Taibbi claims. Nowhere close...

Pivotfarm's picture

Market Data Sheets May 18th

S&P 500, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Russell 2000, Nymex Crude Oil, Comex Gold, EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDJPY

Bruce Krasting's picture

D.C. – “We want it both ways”

Where's the fairness in this one?

Smart Money Europe's picture

Next Up: Emerging Markets Re-Route

Overnight, we received some very interesting news on what Asian hedge funds are up to...

williambanzai7's picture

Le MaRQuiS de IMF (ViaGRAed)

In Rikers...

Leo Kolivakis's picture

How to Deal With Excessive Risk Concentration?

How important is it for big funds to properly aggregate risk across all investment portfolios? How do you deal with excessive risk concentration in your personal portfolio?

George Washington's picture

Drones Becoming Pervasive INSIDE America

→ Washington’s Blog AP noted last year:  

Jack H Barnes's picture

IMF in transition, European fears rise

What happens to Europe when DSK isn't there to rescue them?

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