Wednesday Breakfast Links

Romney won in Arizona last night, and squeeked by in Michigan.

If the Republicans nominate Santorum, it will be four more years of Obama. Santorum is precisely what is wrong with the Republican party.

Yoga, a sex cult?

A VAT tax would be devastating to the US. Especially assuming no other tax reform were enacted.

Efforts like this is why Democrats have made it a priority to hold all the Secretary of State offices in the US.

Some statistics on follow on funding rounds.

How commodity trading differs from stocks. He forgot to say it wasn’t as whored up.

How come we aren’t bailing out Yahoo?

I am glad that Ms. Tavakoli reads my blog. Wish she would have credited me or James Koutkoulas for the Sarbox suggestion.

CME files against MF. It looks like to me a few things may have happened. One, GFX, a CME subsidiary, makes markets in currencies and they got caught with postions. Or, they were letting emicro, emini and regular futures positions ride, not netting them and wiping them off the books to show more open interest. Exchanges do that sometimes to show volume and open interest.

Ever had durian? I have.

  • Dave O

    Good stuff, as always.  Agreed on Santorum, Senate practice aside, his endorsement of Specter over Toomey is huge.  They were night and day, as evidenced by Specter subsequent move back to the Democratic party.  How he thinks this election can be won on culture wars is beyond me.  I trust he damaged his standing for Super Tuesday as a “true” conservative by lobbying for Dem votes in the MI primary via robocalls.  The Michael Moore endorsement can’t help either.

    • pointsnfigures

      Santorum is a big government nanny state conservative.  Obama is a big government nanny state liberal.  Not much difference although at least with Santorum I might get a cut in some spending.  Neither are what we need today.

  • Veritas

    If Romney won who would notice that Obama was no longer in the White House?

    • pointsnfigures

      Yes, I think we would. Romney is very different from Obama, and a lot smarter too.