Archive for June, 2012

  • Should Start Up Companies Get Political?
    Posted by on June 30th, 2012 at 7:52 am, Comments: 0

    Most of the start ups that I know have a Democratic bent to them. The founders are pretty liberal. Start ups are like that. They […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on June 30th, 2012 at 6:04 am, Comments: 0

    Hope you have a great weekend. I am driving up to Grand Marais, MN. You will find me here. Whoa! If you haven’t read this […]

  • Insurance Exchanges For Health Care
    Posted by on June 29th, 2012 at 7:58 am, Comments: 0

    In the aftermath of the Obamacare ruling, the proponents of Obamacare are touting “Insurance Exchanges” as one of the cost drivers to save people money. […]

  • Manipulation of LIBOR
    Posted by on June 29th, 2012 at 7:28 am, Comments: 0

    If you haven’t been following the story on the banking industries manipulation of LIBOR rates, I don’t blame you. However, you should. Manipulation of LIBOR […]

  • Friday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on June 29th, 2012 at 5:51 am, Comments: 0

    If you are a hog trader, report out after the close today. Hogs and Pigs. In case you didn’t hear, the Supreme Court ruled on […]

  • What You Need To Know About the EU Summit
    Posted by on June 28th, 2012 at 6:58 am, Comments: 0

    The EU will meet in Brussels this weekend. All eyes will be on Germany. It’s kind of like a bunch of recalcitrant kids that have […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on June 28th, 2012 at 5:45 am, Comments: 0

    In defense of Muni bonds. My only peeve about munis is that they are traded in a non transparent way. How long is a generation […]

  • Is High Frequency Trading Good? Or Bad?
    Posted by on June 27th, 2012 at 8:42 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people think that I hate computerized trading. That’s not actually true. I was one of the first people on the floors of […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on June 27th, 2012 at 6:24 am, Comments: 0

    Nora Ephron has passed away. It is amazing how many Democrats are not going to their own party’s convention this summer in Charlotte. Obama is […]

  • A View of a Bank From the Perspective of US Currency
    Posted by on June 26th, 2012 at 10:37 pm, Comments: 0

    Motto of the US dollar at a bank, “You can go in, but never come out.” Hey, how’s QE-X and Operation Twist working on money […]

  • Watch Out For More Deflation
    Posted by on June 26th, 2012 at 8:00 am, Comments: 0

    One of the consequences of all the stimulus and subsequent QE is that long time traders of our markets know they are screwed up. Consistent […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on June 26th, 2012 at 6:01 am, Comments: 0

    The price of poker just went up in Spain. Tell me why Italy, Greek, Portuguese and Irish banks aren’t rated the same. Toss in France […]

  • How HFT ruins markets
    Posted by on June 25th, 2012 at 12:57 pm, Comments: 0

    Funny, everytime I put a big order in on the screen, an order immediately jumps in front of me. Everytime. It’s a computer program. Some […]

  • The EU Cannot Hold Together
    Posted by on June 25th, 2012 at 8:17 am, Comments: 0

    The election of France’s socialist government will doom the EU. Why should Germany foot the bill for the largesse of the communists and socialists in […]

  • Monday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on June 25th, 2012 at 6:04 am, Comments: 0

    It’s still Techweek in Chicago. HFT traders under investigation for wash trades. Wouldn’t surprise me as they hunt for stops. Hottest 20 women in conservative […]

  • Government Solutions Never Work
    Posted by on June 24th, 2012 at 8:14 am, Comments: 0

    Dodd-Frank was a waste of time. Now there is a lawsuit pending that might even make it unconstitutional. I hope it is ruled unconstitutional, because […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on June 24th, 2012 at 7:08 am, Comments: 0

    The Senate passed the pork laden Farm Bill, the House has tabled it, for now. So it can vote on the pork laden Transportation Bill. […]

  • Look Forward With Finance, Not Backward
    Posted by on June 23rd, 2012 at 10:04 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of kids have graduated from college in the past months. Now that the graduation speeches have been given, the real world beckons. Many […]