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Mohamed El-Erian Quits Pimco, Becomes A Blogger

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We realize the future for blogging was bright, but this bright? Moments ago, Bloomberg View, Bloomberg's in house blogging operation, announced that El-Erian had joined it as a columnist. And just like that Mohamed has his own unedited venue in which to spill all the dirt on his former employer.

From BusinessWeek:

Bloomberg View today announced that Mohamed A. El-Erian is joining the opinion and analysis site as a daily columnist covering economic developments, policy and financial markets.


“Mohamed is one of the world’s most highly-regarded financial and economic observers – and he’s also a wonderful writer” said David Shipley, the senior executive editor of Bloomberg View. “We’re thrilled that he’s going to be sharing his insights with our readers on a daily basis.”


El-Erian’s first Bloomberg View column, The Dangers of Policy Drift, appears today and concludes that the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank were unsurprisingly a “wasted opportunity” considering that “the global economy desperately needs better steering.”


El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz SE and the author of “When Markets Collide,” a bestseller that won the 2008 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.


He is chairman of President Obama’s Global Development Council, a Financial Times contributing editor, and the former CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO. He holds a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University, having completed his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University.

Hopefully this isn't a conflict of interest with Bloomberg's other subsidiary, BusinessWeek, which as we showed over the weekend, once again outdid itself in the creating department, "covering" none other than El-Erian's former boss and current drama soap opera nemesis, Bill Gross.

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:52 | 4656782 Arius
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FVCK you mohammed!

phony bastard ... Bill was right!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:57 | 4656816 idea_hamster
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Now PIMCO can hire Ritholz and Silver and the circle jerk will be complete!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:01 | 4656841 kliguy38
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you don't get to that level without being a scumbag that sold his soul

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:16 | 4656902 Troll Magnet
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He serves Obama.
That fact alone should lock his ass up.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:23 | 4656949 pods
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That mustache will give him some street cred.

At least it did in the 70's.


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:37 | 4656984 AlaricBalth
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In addition to El-Erian's departure from Pimco, the company recently lost another key executive, Marc Seidner. Pimco greatly benefited from a 30 year bull market in bonds and an exponential increase in the size of the debt markets. The long wave debt binge is ending and rising rates will result in a relative decline in Pimco's AUM. The writing is on the wall and Pimco's long, painful decay is only beginning.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:16 | 4657193 nope-1004
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This is symbolic of the entire financial sector in the US:  No one can make money outside of front running the Fed or getting inside info, and since they don't know how to work or produce anything of intrinsic value, the so-called professionals become columnists when they see they can't suck quarters out of nickels anymore.

He's like all the other "professionals":  A total liability to our system.  They suck off the Fed and write stories.  Greenspan's book is selling well, so we know how this turns out.  lmao.


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:08 | 4657149 DoChenRollingBearing
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El-Erian becomes a blogger, big deal.  Hey, I'm a blogger too!  And I don't need Bloomberg as a platform...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:08 | 4657584 Iam_Silverman
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"That mustache will give him some street cred.  At least it did in the 70's."

Do you mean back when he was going by his stage name of "Freddy Mercury"?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:48 | 4658434 Black Warrior W...
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Quick: what has more follicles? El-Erians mustache or Gross's head?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:43 | 4657297 thamnosma
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"you don't get to that level without being a scumbag"

That was my first reaction to this article as well.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:03 | 4656852 cifo
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Why not blog on ZH?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:11 | 4656882 insanelysane
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The job comes with all the Bloomberg Kool-aid you can drink.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:49 | 4657040 Stoploss
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Mo is a quitter........

Bad move Mo. Bad move.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:58 | 4656825 Kirk2NCC1701
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I'm willing to wait and see if he is as 'prophetic' as his name suggests.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:52 | 4657337 Grinder74
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About what, marrying 9-yr old girls or slaughtering entire villages?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:51 | 4656784 SilverIsKing
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He will call his column, "Oooh, that's Gross!"

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:53 | 4656794 Neethgie
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is it enough to send the algos back to usd/jpy 102 though...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:33 | 4656981 Alea Iactaest
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Or DXY back above 80?

Or USDCNY below 6.20?

Or XAU to 1050?

So many questions...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:41 | 4657015 CrashisOptimistic
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There was an entire weekend to persuade the HFT guys that a way will be found to kill the investigations and they can carry on with business as usual.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:53 | 4656798 Dr. Engali
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Well isn't that nice? A paid forum to continue their bitch fight.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:54 | 4656804 PlusTic
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good venue for him, yapping...the guy never make a dime risking capital in his life!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:54 | 4656805 lolmao500
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Shit about to get real...

signed a decree ? 405/2014 on start of anti-terrorist operation in eastern

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:55 | 4656807 NO SOLICITING

Pay Raise????

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:55 | 4656812 Cthonic
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bloomberg's new markets: sitcoms n soaps?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:02 | 4656843 Cthonic
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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:56 | 4656815 Robot Traders Mom
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Nice. Mohammed taking a propaganda role with Bloomberg to get paid in shekels...Never has been trustworthy, glad he isn't starting now.


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:57 | 4656820 Oh regional Indian
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Obama's man. End of story for me.

Global what....people who have only handled money and never "made" a thing should never be in positions of such power, and look at where we are...

Will he now get link-posting privileges on ZH too? ;-) Cause I'm sure he is a lurker here.

C'mon M, outta the closet...any guesses who?


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:55 | 4657518 Disenchanted
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"any guesses who?"



I guess that would mean "Accredited Times" will now suffer due to him having a Bloomberg outlet...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:57 | 4656823 estoniantiger
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Well done, I hope adsense pays you better than Pimco.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:58 | 4656826 youngman
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He loves to talk..so he will probably make Chavez look like a toddler...he can talk for 24 hours straight....say nothing...but he loves to hear the sound of his own voice...

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:59 | 4656832 optimator
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My advice is to not take the corner office available on the 12th floor and to take the basement office.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:56 | 4657082 Cacete de Ouro
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Sometimes there are explosions in basements, just before the explosions in the upper stories.


just sayin'

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:05 | 4656846 TomGa
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In 50 years, we have declined from being a nation of industrial might to become a nation of pissant bloggers.  Time to leave before this stupidity infects everything.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:35 | 4656989 prains
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....and it was an inside job, americans eating americans for personal profit, it's a zombie nation now

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:05 | 4657370 TalkToLind
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It's Uncle Sugar and the US gubbermit who are doing most of the eating.  And the day when we realize that these folks and the things they value are not "American" is the day we begin to move past this parasitical culture we live in.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:03 | 4656854 abatis
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Wasn't Mohamed one of the hopium characters in the first Men in Black movie?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:09 | 4656877 geno-econ
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If I hear the phrase " New Normal " one more time I will puke or beat my wife with a " CapEx " !

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:12 | 4656885 SheepDog-One
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'Blogging'.....just more mental masturbation.


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:17 | 4656903 Oh regional Indian
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Hey now there SD1...hey hey hey.....easy.....

Us bloggers provide great and essential service to humanity at large.

To my blogger bretheren and sisteren at large, can we go back to calling it the blog-sphere? 

Hate the term blogosphere, like the blog-sphere got a beer gut....


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:13 | 4657593 Iam_Silverman
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"Us bloggers provide great and essential service to humanity at large."

Yup, just like HFT provides liquidity to the markets.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:15 | 4656899 robertocarlos
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El E is showing his pimp hand.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:12 | 4657180 BeetleBailey
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The cheese dick was a frequent guest on cnbc....tells you all you need to know about this turd.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:19 | 4656916 john_connor
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I think the rift between Gross and EL-Erian is indirectly linked to support of status quo and political affiliation.  EL-Erian seems to be a supporter of socialist redistribution, central planning, and money printing to infinity, while Gross seems to understand that money printing and central planning are very, very bad. 

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:36 | 4656946 Itchy and Scratchy
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Who cares? 2 freaks far richer than they deserve to be!

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:36 | 4656994 tradewithdave
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The new normal... Multi-polar blogging.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:41 | 4657009 NuYawkFrankie
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...and I'm quitting posting here and joining PimpCo

Just business, you understand - nothin' personal.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:45 | 4657027 what's that smell
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tell el arian he better stay outta ZH basement or else

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:09 | 4657160 withglee
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If you read his first essay, it's totally opaque and says nothing. People at his level of acclaim need to know what money really is ... not the nonsense they have been taught by clueless economists over the years.

Proper management of any Medium of Exchange (MOE) begins with a proper understanding of money.

Money is "a promise to complete a trade". This is obvious from examining trade: (1) Negotiation; (2) Promise to Deliver; (3) Delivery. In simple barter (2) and (3) take place simultaneously on the spot. Money allows (2) and (3) to take place over time and space. Thus, money is obviously created by traders ... not manipulators of the economy. The supply and demand for money in a properly managed MOE is always in perfect balance ... it's the nature of trade.

With that foundation, proper MOE management becomes a simple actuarial process. "All" trading promises are certified and those certificates (money) circulate in the economy as items of barter. They are welcomed in barter because they are guaranteed to hold their value over all time and space ... the MOE is guaranteed to exhibit zero inflation.

How is zero inflation guaranteed? It's very simple. The MOE manager monitors all the trading promises and their delivery. On delivery, the certificates he issued are returned and extinguished. If the trader fails to deliver, the DEFAULTED certificates are reclaimed through immediate INTEREST collections. This assures zero inflation by the relation: INFLATION = DEFAULT - INTEREST.

If all MOEs were properly managed, exchange rates would never change. There would never be a surplus or shortage of liquidity. The principle causes of the so-called business cycle would be removed ... that being the arbitrary and ill-timed manipulation of interest rates and money supply.

Todd Marshall

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:43 | 4657301 Quantum Nucleonics
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Wait, wasn't that his job at the Beach?

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